Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day – Navy WWII, photo by BRB1952 “Each of the patriots whom we remember on this day was first a beloved son or daughter, a brother or sister, or a spouse, friend, and neighbor.” -George H. W. Bush View the photo background big and see more in BRB1952’s St. Thomas Cemetery slideshow. PS: If you would … Continue reading Memorial Day 2017

1939 Detroit Memorial Day Parade

1939 Detroit Memorial Day Parade, photo by Buildings of Detroit Buildings of Detroit shared this photo back in 2013 saying: Tonight the Wayback Machine continues to show us views of Detroit’s Memorial Day Parade down Woodward, this time in 1939. Most of the structures remain as they were in the previous 1920 image (click to see it!). … Continue reading 1939 Detroit Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day in Michigan: 1907 Edition

via… Scene in Suttons Bay, May 27th. 1907, photo courtesy Leelanau Historical Society Here’s the scene 110 years ago on Memorial Day in the village of Suttons Bay. Yikes!! Hoping you have a safe and fun holiday weekend with the absolute minimum of snow!! View the photo bigger, follow the Leelanau Historical Society on … Continue reading Memorial Day in Michigan: 1907 Edition

Memorial Day & Michigan

Remember, photo by LindaB. While the Memorial Day page at the Center for Civil War Research Center lists roles that people from many states had in creating Memorial Day, there’s no doubt that Michiganders had some part in it: “On the sixteenth of April, 1862, some ladies and a chaplain from Michigan were chatting together … Continue reading Memorial Day & Michigan

M is for Michigan (and Memorial Day Weekend)

M is for Michigan, photo by David Belo. Absolute Michigan reports that 1.1 million Michiganians will hit the roads over Memorial Day Weekend 2010. I hope a good number of them get to hold hands and take in one of our stunning make that magical sunsets, and that some of them are you!! David writes … Continue reading M is for Michigan (and Memorial Day Weekend)

Memorial Day 2008

Memorial Day 2008, photo by mikeh5856. Michael says that this was taken at Greenfield Village yesterday during their Civil War Remembrance. More are in his Greenfield Village set (slideshow). In cities and town all across Michigan, people are remembering men and women who served our state and nation over the years. I hope you can … Continue reading Memorial Day 2008

Tour de Leelanau bike race – Memorial Day Weekend

Here They Come (1), photo by corremadrid. The annual Tour de Leelanau bicycle race takes place next Sunday (May 25) and features international and US pro cycling teams on a USA Pro Tour sanctioned race. The course winds through the hills of Leelanau County in northern Michigan and features a variety of climbs and sprints … Continue reading Tour de Leelanau bike race – Memorial Day Weekend