Veterans Day, photo by SashaW Sasha captured this special moment during a Veterans Day event at Davenport University in Grand Rapids. View it background big and see more in her slideshow.
Veteran’s Day 2009, photo by Andy_Tanguay. When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? ~George Canning Today and this weekend there will be ceremonies and parades honoring those who have fallen in defense of our nation. Here’s a listing of Michigan Veteran’s Day events and our Veterans Day post on Absolute Michigan has some … Continue reading Veterans Day
holly 107, photo by jmbarclay. Today is Veterans Day and I hope everyone gets a chance to to take some time to remember those who have served and are serving our nation. I’m pretty sure this photo is from the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. The Holly cemetery is the second national cemetery … Continue reading Veterans Day at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly
Gordie Howe 1960s, photo by Edward Noble (via Wayne T. ‘Tom’ Helfrich) The Detroit Red Wings shared the sad news that hockey legend Gordie Howe passed away yesterday morning. The Hockey Hall of Fame has an excellent profile of Gordie Howe that reads (in part): Gordie Howe is referred to as simply “Mr. Hockey”. World War II had just … Continue reading Remembering Red Wings legend Gordie Howe
The Mott Foundation Building in Flint, photo by Steve Brown My post on Tuesday generated a little controversy because I stated who I was supporting in Michigan’s primary and also that I’d continue to share my personal opinions here on Michigan in Pictures. Most readers who commented agreed, including Jim Schaefer who shared the most powerful comment … Continue reading Charles Stewart Mott and the Mott Foundation Building
Thank You for Keeping Us Safe…, photo by Kenneth Raymond Thanks to all of you veterans and your families in Michigan and elsewhere for your service and sacrifice. View Kenneth’s photo bigger and see more in his slideshow.
Esch Beach, Otter Creek, photo by Sara Hunt/oni_one_ The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore tells the rich tale of the ghost town Aral: Aral was located on Lake Michigan where Otter Creek empties into the Lake just south of Esch Road, a few miles south of Empire, MI. Today this is one of the most popular … Continue reading Michigan Ghost Towns: Aral at Otter Creek
Carl D. Bradley, photo by John Rochon If you know of any shipwreck on the Great Lakes, chances are it’s the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald. While that was no doubt a terrible tragedy, my vote for the most grievous loss is the S.S. Carl D Bradley which sank 56 years ago next Tuesday on November 18, … Continue reading #TBT: Wreck of the Carl D. Bradley
Grand Island North Light, photo by Jeff Shook The photo above is from the Grand Island North Light page at Terry Pepper’s Seeing the Light. Head over there for all kinds of information about one of Michigan’s lonelier lighthouses. As Halloween is tomorrow, I thought I’d share the tale of a mysterious murder at North … Continue reading Murder Mystery at Grand Island North Light
Departing…….., photo by smiles7 7 years ago I shared the story of the Southdown Challenger on Michigan in Pictures. I was happy to see that the oldest operational freighter on the Great Lakes is still in action. The feature on the St. Marys Challenger on Boatnerd.com begins: Currently holding the honors of being the oldest lake … Continue reading The Oldest Ship on the Great Lakes: The St. Mary’s Challenger