Food, fun, and fireworks!

Join us for our annual premiere gala event, An Evening of Red, White, and Blue, to be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019!

You’ll enjoy a courtyard reception featuring music by The Thriftshop Boys; a gourmet meal in our beautiful ballroom; and a grand finale of fireworks on our lakefront lawn. Proceeds from this unmissable event benefit The Patriot Initiative Fund, which helps support The War Memorial’s patriotic mission.


General: $185

Proceeds benefit veterans programming through The Patriot Initiative Fund at The War Memorial.

Thank you to our sponsor for their help in making this year’s event a huge success!

Patriot Sponsor

PVS Chemicals

Hero Sponsor

Mary and Ron Lamparter
Pointe Pediatric Associates
Wolverine Packing Co.

Liberty Sponsor

Cheryl and Paul Van Tol
Edsel & Elanor Ford House

Valet Sponsor

Nora Moroun
Hillary & Joe Schmitt
Beverly and Clune Walsh

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Joyce Russell in Institutional Advancement at 313.332.4075 or

Benefit Co-Chairs: Elise Hindelang & Jessica Smihal
Benefit Committee: Val Moran, Amy Muzingo, Alicia Nicholson, Stephanie Nicholson, Laura Peabody, Hillary Schmitt, and Marcia Taylor