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

VTOT Black Tie Valentine's Day Gala
Due Date for Spring Paver Orders


Posted 12/12/2018

Join us for the Valentine's Gala!

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 11/9/2018

First Snow

The first snow of the year blankets the Tribute.

Posted 10/25/2018

The fall brick orders have been installed!

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

Posted 8/21/2018

Tribute Receives $10,000 from Venture Global Engineering Foundation

A huge thank you to the VGE Foundation, which has awarded the Veterans Tribute with a grant of $10,000.

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!

Posted 7/13/2018

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.

Posted 6/26/2018

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!

Posted 6/22/2018

First Glass Panel in Place!

The first of the Service glass panels is placed into the stainless steel frame.

Posted 6/15/2018

More Progress!

Granite is in, and tribute frames are being installed.

Posted 6/14/2018

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.

Posted 6/7/2018

Granite Arrives!

Wow, the beautiful granite work has arrived on site. This spectacular stone will stand in honor to our armed forces. Progressing quickly now!

Posted 6/1/2018

Arial View - Curbs are in!

The concrete curbs are in, forming up the site, and really making the outlines of the project visible!

Posted 4/12/2018

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!

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!

Click Here to Order Your Tribute Brick Today!

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

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 wants to recognize Denek Contracting of Warren, MI has generously agreed to donate their expertise to plan, dig, form and pour the concrete / metal footings for the Tribute. Denek has been a key part of our planning, and now the work will begin in early November. The VTOT Board wishes to express our most sincere appreciation for this tremendous show of support!

Tribute of the day

Looking for a specific honoree? Enter the first few letters of last name or branch to browse


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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