The Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial was awarded a check by the Wolverine Chapter Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club, representing Oakland and Macomb counties.
Mandy Ford accepted the check on behalf of The Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial and the Office of Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard. The money will go towards the memorial’s future needs.
The mission of the Nam Knights is to honor the memory of American veterans and police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, to assist veterans and police officers in their time of need and to promote community awareness through sponsorship and participation in various community events.
The Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial commemorates Michigan police officers and firefighters. It serves as a place where loved ones and the general public may visit, remember and pay respects to those fallen heroes whose names are memorialized upon a granite wall. The memorial is next to Building 38E in the Oakland County complex at 1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac
$15K donated to Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial
IBM Corporation has donated $15,000 to The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial over the past several years as part of their community grant program.
The nonprofit memorial is a result of people who were inspired by the Honor Flight WWII veterans taken to the National WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. They wanted to bring the memorial home and give recognition to Michigan’s contributions to the war effort, giving future generations a place to be inspired and dream in the state that was home to the Arsenal of Democracy.
An educational component is being developed for use by educators and those interested in learning more about Michigan’s wartime history. Highlighting the state’s contributions, it will showcase the values and innovations resulting from residents’ sacrifice, commitment, creativity and prowess.
The memorial will be in Memorial Park in Royal Oak, at the northeast corner of Woodward Avenue and 13 Mile Road. Woodward Avenue connects the city of Detroit to Pontiac, one of the arteries of the Arsenal of Democracy.
For more information about the memorial and how to donate, visit www.michiganww2memorial.org.
• Classic Car and Bike Night: Clarkston American Legion Chief Pontiac Post 377 hosts Classic Car and Bike Night at 7 p.m. Friday, June 21 at 4819 Mary Sue Street, Independence Township. For more information, call 248-673-9301.
• Baked Ham Dinner: Royal Oak American Legion Post 253 hosts a Baked Ham Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. and karaoke at 9 p.m. Friday, June 21, at 1505 Main Street. Dinner is $12. For more information, call 248-546-0490.