Dedication Ceremony for the Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township

Dedication Ceremony

The Board of Directors for the Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township will hold the Dedication Ceremony on Tuesday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. Frank Beckmann, host of the Frank Beckmann Show (WJR Radio), will be the Master of Ceremonies.

The Veterans Tribute is located on the west side of Adams Road, between Dutton and Silverbell Roads, on a five-acre parcel of land donated to Oakland Township by the Moceri family. A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held one year ago. The Tribute’s focal point will be six massive glass panels, 14-feet tall and 4-feet wide, one for each of the Military Services – Army, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Merchant Marines – in ascending order of their dates of commission. The personalized tribute brick pavers are installed along the walking path, around the flagpole, and in front the glass panels. R.S.V.P. Today.

A photo of the site showing the stones and pavers and landscaping

The Veteran’s Tribute of Oakland Township is a non-profit dedicated to the establishment and maintenance of a tribute to the veterans of the US Armed Services

Here is the Schedule for July 31

6:30 Shuttle Bus Service from the Oakland Church OPC Shuttle Bus
7:00 Patriotic Music Adams HS Band
7:15 Welcome Mr. Tim Reese
Posting of Colors, First Flag Raising USAF Honor Guard
Reveille Mr. Carlos Perez-Hijar
Pledge of Allegiance Boy Scouts of America
National Anthem Ms. Brandy Hewines
B17 Flyover & Narration by Yankee Air Museum Mr. Dennis DaSilva
Invocation Pastor Russo
Introductions Mr. Tim Reese
VTOT Remarks Mr. Terry Gonser
Guest Speaker Mr. Frank Beckmann
Veterans Recognition Event Mr. Frank Beckmann
VTOT Remarks Mr. David Sokol
USAF F-16 Flyover Mr. Mike Whitefoot
Singing of God Bless America Ms. Brandy Hewines
Lighting of the Glass Panels & Close Mr. Tim Reese

Where to Park for the Dedication

Overhead map showing where to park

Due to overwhelming response, it is recommended to bring your own lawn chair to the dedication.

Note: Flyovers are weather dependent. 

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