UAW-Ford Paver Preview 2018
The UAW-Ford Re-Enlists to support the Walk of Honor
On Saturday, September 8, The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial and the UAW-Ford National Programs Center will welcome supporters to view a display of recently purchased bricks for the Walk of Honor.
You will be notified if your brick will be on display at this event by either email or USPS. There is no charge, but if you plan to attend, please click here to register so we can accurately plan.
The event will take place from 10:30 to 1:30 with the formal program beginning at 12:30.
The formal program will include:
- WWII Veteran Harold Lanning singing the National Anthem,
- Remarks from Debi Hollis, President, The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial
- Remarks from David Berry, UAW District Director, UAW National Ford Department
- An update from Senator Steve Bieda on recently passed Public Acts 256 2018 and 257 2018 that allow you to donate a portion of your Michigan income tax refund to The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial
- Remarks from Senator Marty Knollenberg
- An update on our 2018 fundraising auction, The Victory Gala.
Light refreshments will be served. Friends and family are welcome. Attendees are encouraged to take photographs with the bricks they paid for.
There is no charge for this event but please click here to RSVP so we can estimate parking and food requirements.
Additional bricks will be available at a discount during the event, along with other merchandise from The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial.
Bricks will be on display until at least September 14 at the UAW-Ford National Program Center for those unable to attend the event.
The UAW-Ford National Program Center is located at 151 W Jefferson Ave, Detroit. Drop-offs may be made at either the Jefferson Avenue or Civic Center Drive entrance. Parking will be available on the rooftop of adjacent Cobo Hall. Enter at 625 West Congress Street on the south side of Congress between Second and Third Avenue. Shuttle service will be available. Parking for the first 200 cars will be at no charge.
Click here for further details and an interactive map.
Click here for a printable map.
The UAW-Ford will be well represented at the memorial. A statue of Rosie the Riveter at the Ford Willow Run bomber plant will greet visitors as they enter the memorial. Pillars representing labor and industry will stand side by side in perpetuity at the memorial, symbolizing how the UAW and their industrial partners have always stood side by side in times of national crisis.
Click here for pictures of the paver event the UAW-Ford sponsored in 2014.
Click here for more information on the Walk of Honor, including how to buy your own brick.
Click here for more information on the UAW-Ford.
Click here for more information on our Walk of Honor event at the Michigan Military, Technical and Historical Society.
The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial thanks the UAW-Ford for it’s generous support hosting and sponsoring this event.