Memorial Day Events in Oakland County

Take time this Memorial Day weekend to honor the lives of those who sacrificed everything for our freedom, and attend one of the many parades, ceremonies, and events throughout Oakland County. From Troy to Holly and Waterford to Ferndale, there’s an activity to help Oakland County remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom.

List of Memorial Day Events in Oakland County

To learn more about each of these events, check out the Memorial Day Events page under the Things to Do section on the Oakland County Blog. There, you’ll find all the information you need to make your Memorial Day plans.

Do you know of any other Memorial Day activities in the area? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter, or contact us at socialmedia@oakgov.com.


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Honoring Working Dogs on National K9 Veterans Day

On National K9 Veterans Day we honor and remember our faithful military and service dogs. These hero dogs are trained in a number of areas, including security and explosive detection, and work to help sustain the protection, safety and freedom of our citizens here and abroad.

Here in Oakland County, the Michigan War Dog Memorial in Lyon Township provides a peaceful outdoor setting where you can gather to remember and honor fallen canine heroes. What was once a humble, overgrown, and all-but forgotten pet cemetery has been transformed into a beautiful and somber space.

Phil Weitlauf, president and founder of the Michigan War Dog Memorial, discovered the pet cemetery back in 2010. He, and his non-profit team, have since cleared out the overgrowth and continued their work to give four-legged veterans a proper military burial. You can join them on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at noon for a K9 Veterans Day Event with special keynote speakers at 25805 Milford Road, South Lyon, MI.

Learn more about the Michigan War Dog Memorial in our video from their 2016 K9 Veterans Day event.

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A Tribute to the Fallen: The Michigan War Dog Memorial

A procession of flags made their way to the cemetery. The wind whistled through the trees, ruffling the edges of the leaves.

A crowd stood quiet surrounding a number of headstones adorned with the American flag.

The names engraved in the marble are those of four-legged war heroes who, through their loyalty, saved the lives of others at the cost of their own.

These heroes, were laid to rest in their fur and bravery at the most appropriate place, the Michigan War Dog Memorial.

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