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 … [Read more...]

Building the Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township, Brick by Brick

Honoring Veterans with Dedication Brick Pavers The Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township (VTOT) invites the community to order personalized tribute brick pavers to be installed as part of the dedication of the new monument in July. The pavers will be laser engraved to honor a veteran, a family member, an organization, or to express a patriotic thought. They come in two sizes, 4” x 8” ($150) and 8” x 8” ($300), and may be ordered with a symbol, such as a military crest or the US flag. Tribute … [Read more...]

Van Hoosen Middle School Announces Veterans Day Ceremony

Van Hoosen Middle School is pleased to announce that it will hold a special “Silent Dismissal and Flagpole Ceremony” on Monday, November 11, 2013, 1:55-2:15 p.m. to commemorate Veterans Day. The ceremony will begin when students and staff are given the signal to exit the building silently in honor of our veterans and active service members. They will convene by the flagpole and all 900 students and staff will occupy the entire bus loop. The ceremony will begin with the Van Hoosen 7th and 8th … [Read more...]

Red, white and blue

With Veterans Day this Sunday, I am thrilled to share a peek inside the lives of two Michiganders who have courageously and selflessly protected our every freedom. As your health reporter, I was excited to connect with Rosemarie Kenny, a former U.S. Army healthcare specialist as well as to chat with former U.S Air Force drill sergeant Brad Calahan about healthcare for veterans. Be sure to join the conversation—Share your story if you are a veteran or active military member or let us know what … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Do You Believe in Self-Defense?

Dear Crabby, My daughter wants me to take a self-defense class with her. The mere thought of ever needing to defend myself scares me. Can't I just keep living in the "ignorance is bliss" mode of life? Sincerely, Missy Sissy Dear Missy Sissy, I always think it's a good idea to know how to defend yourself.  I grew up in Detroit, I defended our country overseas, and I raised two kids - I know my fair share of defense work! I still say that the best defense in many circumstances is to run … [Read more...]