Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Docents now begin tours of the museum by sharing the history of the World War II boxcar, which is similar to those that carried Jews to concentration camps.
The dedication Tuesday night of a new World War II-era boxcar exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Center (HMC) in Farmington Hills marked "a new chapter in the history of this institution," museum president Gary Karp said. The Henrietta and Alvin Weisberg Gallery houses the artifact in a setting that resembles the places where Jews gathered before boarding the cars that took them to concentration camps, where 6 million perished. Extended family and more than 150 friends and museum supporters joined the Weisbergs at the event. Executive director Stephen Goldman said while other museums house World War II boxcars, the HMC's positioning of it as an embarcation point for museum tours makes it unique. Ending at the International Institute of the…
Saturday, September 29, 2012
A young couple has decided to keep a lost dog found in Shelby Township earlier this month and raise him as their own.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Patch's 30 sites throughout Southeastern Michigan reported on a ton of big news this week. Here's a look at some of the headlines outside of the Greater West Bloomfield area. 1. More than two weeks later and dozens of attempts to try and reconnect a lost Yorkie with his owner, a young couple living in Shelby Township have decided to adopt the adorable pooch. "We call him Georgie after Curious George because he got lost," said Nina Castellana, who found the lost dog on Sept. 10 outside her home on 25 and Dequindre while walking her own Yorkie Poo. The 21-year-old and her boyfriend, Sam Marino, have posted fliers in Shelby Township and Rochester, because the dog was found on the border of the two towns. They've also reached out to Patch in …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Twelve of the first African-American military aviators, all from Metro Detroit, recount their legacy at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners meeting in Pontiac on Wednesday.
Sixty-six years ago, William Fuller Jr. returned home to Detroit after serving three years in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot in the 302d Fighter Squadron. As part of the group of the first African-American aviators in the U.S. military, popularly known as the Tuskegee Airmen, he had had to deal with racial segregation and discrimination in training before eventually flying with distinction. Fuller was part of a group of 12 surviving Tuskegee Airmen living in Metro Detroit honored by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners at its meeting Wednesday in Pontiac. Tuskegee Airmen refers to all the people who were involved in the so-called "Tuskegee Experiment," the Army Air Corps program that began in 1941 to train African Americans to fly and …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Veterans' group seeks support to build a World War II monument in Royal Oak.
This is part of a 30-day series of ways Patch community members can give back this holiday season. We hope you'll take part in this 30 Days of Giving and take the spirit beyond the holidays, because there truly is need all year long. The Honor Flight Michigan Legacy Inc. is a nonprofit group based out of Royal Oak that raises funds to fly World War II veterans to Washington, DC, to see the World War II memorial. From 2007-10, the organization was able to escort about 1,400 veterans to see the monument for the first time. Now, Honor Flight Michigan Legacy has a new mission: to build a World War II monument in Royal Oak's Memorial Park. The monument would include all Michigan servicemen and women who fought for the United States during World…