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Presentation in Rochester Hills: 100 Years of Service at Selfridge Air National Guard Base May 3

April 24th 2018

  Presentation in Rochester Hills: 100 Years of Service at Selfridge Air National Guard Base May 3 Name: The Rochester-Avon Historical Society Presents “100 Years of Service at Selfridge Air National Guard Base” with Dan Heaton Date: May 3, 2018, 7 P.M. Location: Rochester Hills Library A U.S. Air Force Convair F-106A-105-CO (s/n 59-0007) landing […]

Holly Area Veterans Resource Center Opens

June 24th 2016

Holly Area Veterans Center Opens (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 24, 2016) Holly, MI – Frustrated by long drives and long wait times, veterans and their supporters in Holly got together to create the Holly Area Veterans’ Resource Center inside the Karl Richter Community Center at 300 East Street. “The idea was not to take over […]

Musket Fire on Main Street Part of Civil War Muster

May 29th 2016

Musket Fire on Main Street Part of Civil War Muster (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 29, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Men in the Union uniform stood on the lawn of the historic Orson Starr House at 3123 N. Main Street firing muskets into the air. For the day the historic home site was transformed into […]

70th Anniversary of Victory Day in Japan Memorial in Royal Oak Aug. 16

August 11th 2015

70th Anniversary of Victory Day in Japan Memorial in Royal Oak Aug. 16 The Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial are celebrating the 70th anniversary of VJ Day on August 16, 2015 at Memorial Park in Royal Oak, Michigan. The celebration will be hosted by US Air Force veteran and Fox 2 Detroit Chief Meteorologist, […]

Traveling Vietnam Memorial at Ferndale Library June 6

June 1st 2015

Traveling Vietnam Memorial at Ferndale Library June 6 (event listing, June 1, 2015) Michigan Vietnam Memorial June 6, 2015 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Ferndale Area District Library 222 E. Nine Mile Road 248-546-2504 Free / All Ages Welcome FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1646604342236784/ The Ferndale Area District Library is proud to host a traveling memorial honoring […]

Veteran’s Day Observance & Oakland County Veteran’s Fair

November 10th 2011

Veteran’s Day is Nov. 11, 2011 and The City of Ferndale will hold its annual observance at 11 a.m., at the Memorial Mall located on Livernois, one block south of 9 Mile Rd….On Saturday, November 12, 2011, a special Veterans Fair will be held from 10 am-3 pm, at Oakland Schools, located at 2111 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford, Michigan.

Ferndale Woman Shares Mom’s Journey

September 30th 2011

“My mother had opportunities to share her story, to be in books or documentaries, but she never did. And she didn’t like to talk about it. But I felt like it was important, especially for my own children, so they can have a sense of history and know about where there family came from.”