JUNE 28,2017

Brighton Veterans Memorial Committee

Contact:          Bill Rubin, Chairman
Email:             info@brightonveteransmemorial.info
Press Release

(for immediate release)

Brighton’s Veteran Memorial Expanding to Honor More Veterans

The Brighton Veteran Memorial is completing its renovation project to allow for additional sidewalk pavers and flags to include more veterans. The new sidewalk will include an additional 495 pavers where community members may purchase pavers to honor veterans both still with us and those we have lost. The addition was required as the original sidewalk and step paver spaces are almost full.

The memorial added an additional flag pole and will contain two new flags: The State of Michigan and the Lest They Be Forgotten flags.  The State of Michigan flag has been added to honor the men and women who have served in the Michigan Air National Guard and the Michigan Army National Guard.  The Lest They Be Forgotten Flag is to honor those fallen in the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The POW/MIA flag will be relocated underneath the U.S. flag once the rigging construction is complete.

Completion of the entire project is expected within the next few weeks. The community is invited to visit the expanded memorial this summer, thank a veteran for his and her service, and stop by the Veteran Memorial Committee tent at the Brighton Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. For additional information regarding pavers or the Memorial please visit our Facebook page or our website at www.brightonveteransmemorial.info.

Memorial Day - May 28th 2018

Parade starts at the High School at 10:00 AM East on Main Street to the Mill Pond Area. Due to construction near the Veterans Memorial we will stay on Main Street during the event. Please come to the parade and honor our veterans who gave their lives to ensure our freedom.

Upcoming Events

America’s veterans are some of our nation’s bravest, hardest-working men and women. However, it’s hard to show them the appreciation they deserve when, back home and out of uniform, they’re more camouflaged than ever. Greenlight A Vet is a campaign to establish visible national support for our veterans by changing one light to green.

click on the link below for more information.

Veterans Day - November 11th, 2017

Saturday November 11th the Parade will kick off from 5th Street at 11:00 A.M. There will be a presentation at the memorial after the parade. Come and join us in honoring area veterans.

We would like to share with you a list of businesses and restaurants giving Veterans Day discounts on food, goods, services as well as events for 2017.  Please keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service.  This can include a "Veteran" designation on your Michigan Drivers License, VA Universal Access Card, Military I.D., DD-214 (Discharge Papers), Veterans Service Organization Card (VSO's include groups like the VFW, DAV, AmVets, MOAA, FRA, and the American Legion), or in some cases businesses will accept a picture of the veteran in uniform.

** Note: Not all franchise locations participate in their national chain's Veterans Day programs -- be sure contact your nearest establishment to make sure they are participating **

 Make sure to visit the Military.com Discounts Center for more discounts and articles and sign up for the Military Deals and Discounts Newsletter to get even more discounts and information in your inbox on how Military Families can save.

2017 Veterans Day Restaurant Offerings:

GO TO THIS WEB SITE FOR 2017 OFFERINGS: militarybenefits.info/veterans-day-discounts-sales-deals-free-meals/

                                                                                 click on above link to visit Military Benefits Web Site