Food, fun, and fireworks!

Join us for our fifth annual Evening of Red, White, and Blue, to be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019

Come enjoy a courtyard reception, music by local musicians, The Thriftshop Boys, enjoy a gourmet meal in our beautiful ballroom, and enjoy a grand finale of fireworks on our back lawn overlooking Lake St. Clair. Proceeds from An Evening of Red, White, and Blue benefit The Patriot Initiative Fund, which helps support multiple events at The War Memorial, including our annual Veterans Day Breakfast, Our Community Salutes, our Memorial Day service, and 1,000 Christmas Salutes. The Patriot Initiative also strives to award grants to area charities aimed at helping and serving our veteran community. This evening will be a memorable one for all who attend, as The War Memorial Honors Those Who Serve.

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

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

A massive thank you to all those involved with this year’s fundraiser:

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