Masthead Artists rendering of the tribute site

The Veteran's Tribute of Oakland Township is a non-profit dedicated to the establishment and maintenance of a tribute to the veterans of the US Armed Services

Upcoming Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township Events

May
18
Sat
VTOT Spring Fling
May
27
Mon
Memorial Day Parade
Aug
30
Fri
Due Date for Fall Paver Orders


Announcements

Posted 11/11/2018

Veteran's Day Open House


Veterans and Scouts gather for a photo during the Veteran's Day Open House at the VTOT Tribute to mark the 100th anniversary of the day the guns fell silent on the Western Front in World-War I.


Posted 10/25/2018

The fall brick orders have been installed!


Take a minute to stop by and see the newly installed bricks!


Posted 8/1/2018

Braving Rain - the Tribute is dedicated!


Despite the rain, over 500 people donned rain gear in order to take part in the patriotic festivities, highlighted by an Ohio National Guard F16 flyover and a stirring rendition of our national anthem. Click on the image above to see the slide show!


Click Here to Order Your Tribute Brick Today!

You can find your paver's location in the "Find My Paver" search tool.

The next installation (for orders which were received by March 1st) will be before Memorial Day 2019. Check back for updates on the exact date!

New orders received by August 30th, 2019 will be installed by Veteran's Day 2019.

Help Support the Tribute

  • Saturday, May 18th: VTOT Spring Fling. The VTOT Spring Fling replaces our Valentine’s Day Ball which had to be postponed. The Spring Fling will be fun night of music with dueling piano players, a silent auction, fantastic dinner, live auction and dancing. We are looking for Table Sponsors to fill a table of 8 at the Wyndgate Country Club on West Gunn Rd in Oakland Township. Please contact Terry Gonser (carnusse@aol.com), Dave Sokol (david.sokol@wilshirebenefits.com), or Dennis DaSilva (ddasilva@alliancesales.net) to host a table.
  • Monday, May 27th: Memorial Day Parade. The Rochester Chamber of Commerce is tentatively planning to host a Memorial Day Parade which will start at the Van Hoosen Middle School on Adams Rd about 11am and end at the VTOT Site around noon. The parade may include marching bands, Veterans Groups, floats and military vehicles and even a historic plane flyover - stay tuned for details!
  • Volunteers Needed: The VTOT is seeking two new members to join our volunteer staff. We are looking for a Webmaster and a Brick Paver Coordinator. Our webmaster posts pictures and other information to the website to keep it current, and manages the “Find Your Paver” tool on the webpage. Our paver coordinator tracks orders for engraved brick pavers during the year, and twice a year submits an order to the paver engraver to get them made. Both positions involve some calls, emails and the occasional monthly meeting. If you have a few hours each month and would like to donate your time in support of Veterans and the VTOT project, please contact Board Members Tim Reese (timreese2011@comcast.net) or Terry Gonser (carnusse@aol.com). These are fun and rewarding positions!

Interested in using the Tribute site for your civic or patriotic event?

  • The Tribute site is available for your patriotic or civic event outside of Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veteran's Day. Reservations are available up to six months in advance, and are subject to approval by the Board of Directors. Please use the Usage Form to request a date for your event. Scan and email completed forms to reservations@vtotmi.org

Who We Are

Honoring all Veterans of our Armed Forces and their role in preserving our freedom.

The Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township (VTOT) is a non-profit corporation chartered by the state of Michigan and created solely for the design, construction and operation of a tribute in Oakland Township to the United States Armed Forces and Military Veterans. The VTOT is led by a volunteer, unpaid Board of Directors who are all residents of the Township:

  • Timothy Reese, Colonel, US Army (Retired)
  • Mike Whitefoot, Lt. Colonel, US Air Force (Retired)
  • Terry Gonser, former Supervisor of Oakland Township, 2012-2016
  • David Sokol, Veteran, US Army
  • Dennis DaSilva, Veteran, US Air Force.

Donor of the day



The VTOT would like to give a very big shout out to Ron Marino and the construction crew at Glencorp, Inc in Shelby Township, MI. The Glencorp team made a huge donation to the project by donating their equipment and time to do all the earth moving and site grading for the Tribute. We could never complete a project of this size without the great support of companies such as Glencorp. Thank you!

Tribute of the day



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Funding


All funds raised for the project are managed by the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, a Federally approved 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.

VTOT has established a fund within the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester to capture and manage donations. No money passes through VTOT, All donations from this website will be processed through Paypal and deposited directly to the Foundation account in the name of VTOT. Please visit the Foundation website for more details about this community organization.



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