Patriot Week Honors America’s Founding Principles in Oakland County and Beyond

Patriot Day Logo with 5-Point Star and American Flag

Patriot Week is a time to celebrate and honor America’s First Principles. Created by Circuit Court Judge Michael Warren and his daughter in 2009, it’s a time to reflect upon the ideals, documents, and historical figures that represent the best of the United States. Patriot Week begins on September 11th, honoring the nearly 3,000 Americans who lost their lives in 2001, and ends on September 17th, Constitution Day.

Special events ranging from solemn remembrances and discussions, to lively celebrations, lectures, and presentations have been scheduled throughout Patriot Week and beyond. Constitution Day at the Oakland County Circuit Court will give middle school students a chance to learn about the Constitution first hand through a wide range of engaging activities, including special speakers, Constitution Quiz Bowl, and mock trials. The event, hosted by the Oakland County Circuit and Probate Courts on September 14th, is free and open to the public.

American flag for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labour Day

Patriot Week Events

See our list of Patriot Week events happening in Oakland County. For a complete listing of events and festivities, visit

September 11th

11:30 a.m. | 9/11: Commemoration & the Renewal of America, Rochester

1:00 p.m. | 2018 Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial Ceremony, Pontiac

7:30 p.m. | Patriot Day Ceremony: 9/11 Commemoration, Orion

September 13th

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Frederick Douglass at 200, Bloomfield Township

September 14th

All Day | Constitution Day at the Oakland Circuit Court, Pontiac

September 16th

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | The Other Battlefield – Women in the Civil War, Pontiac

September 17th

9:30 a.m. | Patriot Week Forensics Competition, Pontiac

12:00 p.m. | WMU Cooley Constitution Day, Auburn Hills

12:00 p.m. | Patriot Week Commemoration, Troy

How Can I Celebrate?

In addition to attending a variety of the special events and activities planned for Patriot Week, residents are encouraged to take time to look back on our history to deepen their appreciation and understanding of America’s spirit. Each day of Patriot Week commemorates a particular First Principle, as well as the Founding Fathers and other important Americans who brought the First Principles to life. For the complete list of First Principles, patriots, documents, and more, view the “Themes” tab at

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