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Memorial Mall Plans, New Parade Route for May 27

Council Approves Memorial Mall Plans, New Parade Route for May 27modern tax

(C. Proxmire, May 4, 2013)

The Memorial Mall in the middle of Livernois (just South of 9 Mile) will soon be getting a face lift thanks to the dedicated members of the Memorial Association and city staff who have helped them come up with the plans.

President Tim Brennan approached City Council with ideas for how to improve the memorial area, including removal of bushes and trees that obstructed views during ceremonies, and the addition of another row of bricks with names of service members who have passed away.

Sales of the bricks will fund the changes.  The brick-lined pathway will be re-set so the existing bricks are smooth, ctechadand the extra row will push back the planting area where flowers go.

Mayor Dave Coulter applauded the Ferndale Memorial Association for working with the city and “helping maintain the dignity of this space.”  Plans were approved at the April 29 City Council meeting.

The Association is also involved with hosting the annual Memorial Day Parade.  This year’s parade takes place on Monday, May 27 at 10am.  Due to the West 9 Mile construction, the parade will start at Livernois and Maplehurst, taking Maplehurst to Woodward, then South down Woodward to W. 9 Mile, but will turn onto Allen and continue along W. Troy to the Memorial Mall.

Michigan’s Fallen Foot Float will be an integral part of the parade this year as in year’s past.  The float is made up of over 200 volunteers who carry signs with pictures of Michigan soldiers lost in combat since the Gulf War.  For information on how to become a volunteer or to support the effort financially, go to http://www.mifallenheroesparade.org/HowesLocation

Those who would like to inquire about purchasing a memorial brick, or giving a donation to the Memorial Association, please contact Tim Brennan at kiltymacduff@yahoo.com.

Check out our previous related stories at:

http://oaklandcounty115.com/2012/06/01/2012-memorial-day-parade/

http://oaklandcounty115.com/2012/05/15/honor-michigans-fallen-in-memorial-day-parade/

http://oaklandcounty115.com/2012/12/30/george-williams-passes-away/

http://oaklandcounty115.com/2011/11/11/veterans_day_2011/ (good pictures of Memorial Mall)

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