1000 Christmas Salutes
The Grosse Pointe War Memorial is proud to partner with Wins for Warriors Foundation, Justin Verlander’s veterans support foundation, on a special holiday event, 1000 CHRISTMAS SALUTES, serving 1000 dinners to veterans and their families. 1000 CHRISTMAS SALUTES takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 23, from 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms. This event is also made possible with additional support from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation.
Veterans and their families will be treated to a Michigan Christmas Dinner, prepared by the War Memorial’s Executive Chef Frank Turner and featuring locally-sourced dishes including Michigan-marinated turkey with Traverse City cherry chutney and honey butter from the War Memorial’s bee hive. Dinner will be served in the War Memorial’s beautiful lakefront ballroom.
Seatings for 1000 CHRISTMAS SALUTES will take place every half-hour from 11:30 a.m. through 7 p.m. Veterans are invited to bring up to three members of their families. (Veterans who have additional guests can call 313-332-4015) Dinner is free of charge, but reservations are required. For information or to make reservations, call 313-881-7511 or click here. More information is available here.
Honoring Our Veterans
Our veterans are not just names in a history book. They are our fathers and our brothers, our mothers and our sisters, they are our friends and our neighbors. They are the heroes next door. Their stories of sacrifice and courage must be preserved and shared with every generation so that we may as a community always be mindful of the selfless, brave individuals that are responsible for keeping our nation free.
Veteran’s Legacy Project
Please visit our Veteran’s Legacy Kiosk at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial Welcome Center as it brings to life the stories of our veterans and recognizes the service of all Grosse Pointe veterans who served in peace and in conflict. The kiosk enables visitors to link to veteran’s biographies and historical information, including personal photographs and video interviews, allowing all visitors to get to know the selfless service men and women who have preserved our nation’s freedom.
For more information on our Veterans program please call (313) 881-7511.