Yes! Individuals, Families, Organizations and Companies can become
of the Orion Veterans Memorial
through an honorable donation. Donate an Engraved Brick today and show your Patriotism!
A Call to Action for the Orion and Oxford Community...
The Orion Veterans Memorial is a "Living Memorial" and is always in need of your donations for the perpetual care of the park maintenance, statue preservation, grounds keeping and future expansion. Please help by donating an engraved brick to honor a loved one or to show your organization or company support. (Click here for more details)
Veterans Day Luncheon at the Orion Center 1335 Joslyn Road
Lake Orion, MI 48360
Monday, November 10, 2014 Luncheon at 12:00 noon
Lunches for Veterans will be paid for.
Spouses and other lunch attendees pay $6 per lunch reservation.
Lunch must be reserved and paid for by
Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Orion Center.
Call 248- 391-0304 extension 301 for more information.
ORION VETERANS MEMORIAL - 2014 CEREMONIES Please join us on the following dates to commemorate
the men & women
who fought for the Freedom of this great country.
1. National Day of Prayer - May 1, 2014 - Thursday 7:30pm
2. Memorial Day - May 26, 2014 - Monday 1:00pm
3. 9/11 Patriot Day - September 11, 2014 - Thursday 7:30pm
ATTENTION: VETERANS DAY CEREMONY 2014
November 11, 2014 - Tuesday 7:30pm
This year's ceremony will be held at:
1335 Joslyn Rd.
Lake Orion, Mi 48360
(Just South of Clarkston Rd.)
ORION VETERANS MEMORIAL The
Orion Veterans Memorial is the Charter Township of Orion's tribute
to the sacrifices made by the men and women of Orion and our country.
This memorial is not about war, it's about people and paying tribute to all the military service personnel who honorably served their country. We don't glorify war, we glorify the spirit of the men and women that fought for this great country. The focus of the memorial is on world peace and the debt of honor owed to those who have served.
Now, you can also be a part of hundreds who have donated contributions as individuals, families, corporations and organizations by putting their own name on an engraved brick in the"Commemorative Walkway" which is around the perimeter of the "Pathway to Peace" where the majority of the military personnel bricks are placed. You don't have to donate just for a living or deceased veteran who served in the military.
Show your patriotism by donating an "engraved brick". When you do, you
honor all who have served and/or given their lives for our freedom! Make a lasting tribute today!
On Memorial Day, May 28, 2012 the NEW Bronze Statue was revealed at a special dedication ceremony! "TEARS OF SADNESS AND JOY" DESIGNED & SCULPTED BY FRANK VARGA
FABRICATED BY THE STEVE LEACH FAMILY
MEMORIAL DAY * MAY 28, 2012 (Roll mouse over photos for NEXT & PREVIOUS buttons,
PLAY Slideshow button is at the bottom)
Photos provided by David DeKinderen
ORION VETERANS MEMORIAL BENEFACTORS
The people of the Orion area gratefully acknowledge the support of these individuals and organizations for making this Memorial possible.
Photos provided by David DeKinderen
The unveiling of the Benefactors Wall took place on October 24, 2010 to celebrate the generosity that makes the Orion Veterans Memorial a reality.
FREEDOM WALL - Dedicated on July 28, 2011 The third and final wall monument at the memorial
Orion Veterans Memorial Volunteer Awardees ~ Beyond the Call of Duty ~
A Special Awards Presentation Ceremony was held on April 17, 2010 for all
the dedicated individuals who so willing donate their time and talents to the construction and maintenance of our beautiful "Orion Veterans Memorial". THANK YOU! For your countless hours of service to the Orion community.
Orion Veterans Memorial Volunteer Maintenance Awardees 4-17-10
From left to right: Harley Burcham, Joe Zikewich, Art Rozanski, Ron Pryor, Bob Watros, Loren Schmidt, Ric Goodwill and Dwight Watros.
Orion Veterans Memorial Volunteer Maintenance Awardees VFW Post 334.
Member Joe Zikewich presenting the awards 4-17-10
The efforts of eight volunteers who maintain the Orion Veterans Memorial were rewarded at a recognition ceremony April 17, 2010. They include Harley Burcham, Joe Zikewich, Art Rozanski, Ron Pryor, Bob Watros, Loren Schmidt, Ric Goodwill and Dwight Watros.
Each man received a personalized plaque ordered and paid for by Joe Zikewich. Dr. Joe Mastromatteo presented each volunteer with a $25 McDonald's gift card, provided by VFW Post 334.
These volunteers keep the memorial area in top shape removing the snow in the winter, sweeping and cleaning the rest of the year, planting flowers, trimming shrubs and doing whatever is necessary to properly maintain it and make it attractive. As a result more and more people find the memorial a comforting place to go for remembrance and meditation.
"These men really enjoy working together and there's a lot of good natured bantering going on while they work at the Memorial," Bob Watros manager of the Orion Veterans Memorial." The camaraderie continues even after the work is done, they usually adjourn to the Lake Orion McDonald's, where they have more good-natured dialogue while enjoying their senior coffees."
Orion Veterans Memorial Volunteer Maintenance Awardees.
A light hearted moment. Thank You gentlemen for all you do!