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Community > Waterford Township Veterans Memorial

Waterford Township Veterans Memorial

 

Recognizing all veterans who have honorably served.

The Waterford Township Veterans Memorial is located on the grounds of the Waterford Civic Center Campus between the Waterford Township Public Library and the Crescent Hills Cemetery. The Memorial honors all honorably discharged veterans, and the military branches in which they served. No tax dollars have been used in the construction of this memorial. This project has been totally supported by the community and donations. The Committee could never have built this beautiful memorial without funding from our major donors, as well as numerous donations from individuals.

The concrete plaza is 56 feet in diameter. The plaza is surrounded by two rows of Memorial bricks. Within the black granite walls is the five sided monument with an eagle on top. We refer to this as the Pentagon. The shape of the Pentagon represents the five branches of the military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and the Coast Guard. Each branch is represented by a medallion from the respective five branches of the US Armed Forces. 


The Memorial was dedicated on June 4, 2011. View photos and read about the dedication.Thanks to all who have contributed thus far. The Committee is not quite done yet. Going forward, the Committee has a wish list of improvements they would like to add to the Memorial.
  • We wish for donations of any amount to put towards a concrete curb or ribbon of concrete, to be installed outside of the Memorial bricks to provide separation from the grass.
  • We wish for additional Memorial bricks to continue along both sides of the sidewalk leading to the Memorial. A $50 donation would purchase a brick with engraving. View brick order form and information.
  • We wish for donations of any amount to fund a concrete curb and an asphalt parking pad at the Cemetery side of the Memorial.
Brick order forms are also available in the Library, Town Hall and the Fire department headquarters. Please contact us with any questions, or call 248.673.3212 or 248.877.4885 or email: waterfordvetsmem@att.net.

History:

On June 11, 2001, the Waterford Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously to establish a Veterans Memorial Committee for the purpose of raising funds, and then constructing a Veterans Memorial on the Civic Center campus to recognize all veterans who have served honorably in the five branches of the US Armed Forces.

The committee of volunteers chose a design for a Veterans Memorial to be constructed in Waterford Township without spending tax dollars. Donations of money, materials, and labor were raised to construct the Memorial. This project has been totally supported by the community and donations.

The Memorial was designed by Francis Mojica, a Waterford resident and 1988 Waterford Kettering graduate. The initial rendering was created by Hendel Maximore, then an architecture student at Lawrence Technological University. After ten years of fund raising, and two years of construction, the Memorial was dedicated on June 4, 2011.