Upcoming Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township Events
| Mar |
| Due Date for Spring Paver Orders |
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.
The first snow of the year blankets the Tribute.
The fall brick orders have been installed!
Take a minute to stop by and see the newly installed bricks!
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!
Landscaping is in
With the landscaping and irrigation in place, only the final asphalt layer and a few minor details remain to be finished before the end of the month dedication.
Let the Bricklaying Begin!
The paver bricks are being placed! Did you honor your favorite veteran with an engraved brick? If not, get your order in now for the next installation wave!
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!
The Fall 2018 installation of engraved brick pavers was completed on October 15th.
You can find your paver's location in the "Find My Paver search tool.
New orders received by March 1st, 2019 will be installed by Memorial Day 2019.
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 email@example.com
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 acknowledge the generous support provided by Wendy Mann of the Guardian Angel Cemetery and Mike Scott of the Mt. Elliott Cemetery Association. Mike and Wendy have made their conference room available to the VTOT to hold our Board meetings.
The VTOT is pleased to thank Mr. Charles Saputo and Mr. Steve Walbrun for their generous donation of time and expertise as our
Tribute of the day
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