First Glass Panel in Place!
The first of the Service glass panels is placed into the stainless steel frame.
Granite is in, and tribute frames are being installed.
Granite moves into Place
The beautiful weather has allowed excellent progress, with the crane on site yesterday and today, moving the several-ton blocks of granite into place. Following placement, the granite will be grouted and the frames for the glass panels will be put into place.
Wow, the beautiful granite work has arrived on site. This spectacular stone will stand in honor to our armed forces. Progressing quickly now!
Arial View - Curbs are in!
The concrete curbs are in, forming up the site, and really making the outlines of the project visible!
VTOT Named a recipient of Venture Global Engineering Foundation Golf Outing
The Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township is excited to promote the 5th annual Venture Global Engineering (VGE) Foundation Golf Outing. This wonderful event raises funds for many charitable and non-profit organizations each year. This year, the VTOT is proud to have been selected as one of the organizations eligible to receive donations from the VGE Foundation.
We encourage everyone to participate and to name the VTOT as your supported charitable organization. Supporters can sponsor a foursome, sign up to golf, make a donation, and / or participate in a raffle. The VTOT is donating three engraved brick pavers as raffle prizes for the event.
The event will be held on July 21, 2018 at the Wyndgate Country Club, 1975 E Gunn Rd, Oakland Twp, Michigan 48306
For More information go to VGE Foundation 2018 Golf Event
Foundations Take Shape!
The foundation for the services panels has been poured and the layout of the tribute is beginning to take shape. As the weather improves this spring, construction will move ahead. We Still Need Your Help! Any and all contributions are appreciated, we are still short of our fundraising goal. Recognize a veterans service with a tribute brick, or make a donation. With your help we can drive to completion, and launch with our dedication in July!
VTOT Site Work Begins
The site preparation work has begun. Thanks to all of the sponsors and donors who have made this possible!
Race to the Finish
After more than 18 months of planning and hard work, we are in a Race to the Finish to raise enough funds to build the Tribute in spring 2018. After raising just nearly $2.1M in donations and donated services & materials, we need just under $200K in donations between now and the spring. There are several ways to help:
- Make a donation through the website: Small, medium or large are welcome and appreciated!
- Purchase an engraved brick paver to honor a Veteran or a unit. You can order a paver on the website. These pavers will be installed during construction for permanent recognition.
- Become a major donor, or "Tribute Sponsor" and sponsor a specific element of the Tribute such as a stone bench or glass Military Service Panel. Tribute Sponsors will be recognized on the Donor Recognition Stand at the entrance to the site. If you are interested in learning about this option, please contact the VTOT Director, Mr. Tim Reese at Timreese2011@comcast.net
Upcoming Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township Events
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| Dedication of the Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township |
The next brick installation will be in the spring of 2019.
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.
|See you Tuesday, July 31, 2018!
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
Donor of the day
The VTOT would like to recognize the team at G2 Consulting Group in Troy, MI. G2 joined the project team by generously agreeing to donate their time and effort to complete the soil engineering for the site preparation at the Tribute. We'd like to give them a hearty "Way to Go!"
Tribute of the day
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