Patriotism

Published March 9, 2018

WARREN — Many things changed when the U.S. entered World War II in December 1941. Facing a new year with conflicts raging on the far side of two oceans, American industry clamored to retool, as the military geared up for the daunting task of equipping its war fighters for head-to-head combat with foes who, at the time, were vastly better equipped and had the Allies outgunned.

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Published March 1, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Selfridge Air National Guard Base officials honored current and late members of the Tuskegee Airmen during a formal ceremony led by the base’s Cultural Diversity Council on Feb. 27.

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Published February 23, 2018

WARREN — More than 600,000 Michiganders served at home or abroad in the armed forces during World War II. Most returned to raise families and help build their communities. We’ll never know how the stories could have ended for the thousands who never made it back.

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Published December 12, 2017

They put themselves in harm’s way to protect the lives of others, so The War Memorial is giving a special gift to veterans, current service members and first responders, along with their family members.

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Published November 16, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Though it was a day early, local veterans living at the American House senior living center were honored by the West Bloomfield Police Department Friday, Nov. 10.

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Published November 14, 2017

A medley of patriotic songs floated through the air Nov. 9 as veterans of each U.S. military branch stood to honor their divisions. 

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Published November 14, 2017

Twenty years ago, a group of committed city employees and volunteers decided to pay tribute to those who served their country and gave their lives.

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Published November 14, 2017

Three faces beam at the camera in a photo taken at Shelby Township’s Veterans Run on Sunday, Nov. 5.

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Published November 14, 2017

As part of its yearly Veterans Day tradition, Berkley High School brought in active-duty members of the military and veterans to meet and talk with students for a day.

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Published November 10, 2017

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Published October 16, 2017

UTICA — On Oct. 10, the Utica City Council voted to make two separate parks out of the grassy area adjacent to Utica City Hall that, up until Dec. 13, 2016, had been colloquially called Memorial Park.

The site of the Veterans Memorial will now be called “Memorial Park.” The other portion of the grassy area will be called “Jacqueline K. Noonan Riverwalk Park.”

The compromise came after hours of back-and-forth during two Utica City Council meetings, as well as an ad hoc committee meeting and a Utica Downtown Development Authority meeting.

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Published October 10, 2017

WARREN — Navigating the myriad of services available for veterans through the various tiers of local, county, state and federal agencies can be overwhelming and exhausting.

However, there are resources that exist specifically to help veterans with that task. Many of them were assembled Oct. 2 at Macomb Community College in Warren, where about 60 vets had a chance to meet with the experts capable of offering needed guidance and assistance.

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