Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Here's a list of Memorial Day parades and ceremonies happening in the area. Have an event? Tell us here.
Monday, May 27 is Memorial Day - a federal holiday that serves as a day of remembering those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Here is a list of parades and ceremonies happening around the area this year for Memorial Day and what you need to know if you'd like to attend. Know of another local Memorial Day event happening nearby? Please share it with your neighbors by adding it in the comments box below.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Here is a look at the holiday through pictures. Be sure to share yours, too!
It was a weekend to remember those who served to protect our country - and those who continue to do so today. It was an opportunity for a picnic, parade or festival and a chance to take a dip in the pool as the summer pool season began. Here is a look at Memorial Day weekend from Grosse Pointe to Saline and several places in between. Did you do something fun this weekend? Add it to our gallery by clicking on the upload photos button above.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Hundreds of people came together Monday for the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Orion Veterans Memorial.
The attendance broke records at the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Orion Veterans Memorial on Monday, according to Dr. Joseph Mastromatteo. Mastromatteo, chairman of the Orion Veterans Memorial, said since the memorial was built 19 years ago, Monday's ceremony there attracted the biggest crowd yet. "That was just incredibly heartwarming to see so many people," he said. "All of the volunteers worked hard to make this the best ceremony yet." Mastromatteo, along with various members of American Legion Post 233, stressed the importance of recognizing the true meaning of Memorial Day. He challenged attendees to keep the day's significance in mind and find ways to honor America's fallen heroes every year for Memorial Day and on other days …
The American Legion, Lake Orion High School Marching Band, public safety officials and more participated in the parade.
Residents lined the streets of Lake Orion on Monday to watch the annual Memorial Day Parade. The parade started at Blanche Sims Elementary School and snaked through downtown. Lake Orion High School's Marching Band played a variety of tunes as they marched through the streets. Public safety officials, members of the American Legion, local cub scouts, youth baseball teams and more participated in the parade. When the parade reached the corner of Flint and Broadway streets on Monday morning, the attention was turned to the sky as two Warthog jet fighter planes did a military flyover downtown. Do you have any photos from the parade? Add them to our gallery by clicking 'Upload Photos'.
At parades, cemeteries and in private, families will honor those who served their country in Lake Orion and around Metro Detroit.
Friday, May 25, 2012
It's a busy Memorial Day weekend in Oakland Township and Lake Orion.
If you are traveling for the long holiday weekend, here's the scoop on construction, weather and how to stay connected.
For some, it's the first real weekend of the summer. If you're going out of town for Memorial Day weekend, here's what you need to know before you leave. According to AAA, 34.8 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home this Memorial Day weekend, a 1.2 percent jump from the 2011 holiday period. To help make traveling a little easier, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is lifting restrictions on 94 of the state's 132 road construction projects during the Memorial Day weekend, beginning at 3 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Tuesday. "Memorial Day weekend begins the busy summer travel season in Michigan," said State Transportation Director Kirk Steudle. "Let's make sure everyone gets to their destination and …
There are lots of area closings in observance of Memorial Day on Monday.
If you have errands to run, plan ahead and take a look at some of the facilities that are closed on Memorial Day:
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
At parades, cemeteries and in private, families will honor those who served their country.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Memorial Day weekend – the first holiday weekend of summer, as it's called, is a few days away – a time for parades, picnics and perhaps a cottage-opening trip up north. It's also a more solemn occasion for many families, as befits the name Memorial Day. Graveside visits, flag placements and memories of former service members are part of the late May ritual for millions of Americans. In Oakland County, Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly will have a 1 p.m. ceremony Sunday. "We must remember and acknowledge the debt we owe to these men and women. We must never take for granted their contributions and sacrifice," says a statement from Jason Allen of Traverse City, head of Michigan’s Veterans Affairs Directorate. These community events are…
Monday, May 14, 2012
We want to know where around Lake Orion and Oakland Township you like to go for a picnic. Vote in our poll and write a review.
We're on a quest to rate the best of the best in and around Oakland Township and Lake Orion. So far, we've asked you about such categories as gyms, coffee shops, nail salons, barber shops, florists, breakfast spots, car repair shops, where to get your taxes done, sporting goods stores, Asian cuisine, places to pamper mom, golf courses and more. To catch up on all the Readers' Choice categories, click here. This week, we're talking about the best places around to celebrate Memorial Day. We want to know where you like to spend Memorial Day with your friends and family, spread out on a blanket, eating goodies. Tell us in the comments why it's your favorite place for a picnic as well. Vote for your favorite place by 9 a.m. Friday; we'll post a…