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


Posted 11/14/2017

VTOT Site Work Begins

The site preparation work has begun. Thanks to all of the sponsors and donors who have made this possible!

Posted 11/10/2017

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

Upcoming Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township Events

Due Date for Tribute Bricks for the summer 2018 installation
Memorial Day - 2018

Click Here to Order Your Tribute Brick Today!

The deadline for Tribute Bricks to be included in this season's construction has been extended to April 30, 2018.

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.

Artist representation of finished tribute to be located at 5236 Adams Rd, Oakland Township, MI 48306


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.

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!"

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