Located on the grounds of the Orangeville Township Facility, the Veterans Memorial is dedicated to all the men and women that served our country bravely from the Civil War to the Afganistan and Iraq Wars. Many members of the military branches live in Orangeville Township and take part in the services held the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend at 2:00pm.
The reality came true for the creator, designer and relentless worker, an Orangeville Township resident who drew up the layout for the memorial in December 2006. With hard work and determination by a group of volunteers, dedication services on May 30, 2007 were high-lighted by a fly-over of A-10 aircraft from the Battle Creek station of the National Guard. Services included an Honor Guard with 21 gun salute, speakers, school band, laying of the wreath and the playing of Taps. Flanked by a bank of flags, the granite monument is encircled by brick pavers with the entrance of pavers engraved with service men and women’s names, rank and date of service.
A deceased honor roll presentation is read off by members of the community each year, from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq wars. A lone brick lays before the foot of the monument listing “The Unknown Soldier”.
Private donations built this memorial to honor our service personnel. Orangeville Township takes great pleasure in this beautiful memorial being a part of our community.
If you know of an Orangeville resident, past or present or who owns or did own property in Orangeville Township who currently serves or is a veteran and would like a brick for the Path Of Bricks, these brick purchases of $50.00 per brick can be made by contacting Alvin Warren (269) 664-5194 or Linda Ribble (616) 430-0863.
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