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Veterans Memorial Pointe

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<p>When William "Ed" Leafdale began brainstorming for a memorial park in the mid-1990's, he had no idea that his desire to honor his fellow veterans of the Vietnam war would result in the formation of Veterans Memorial Pointe, located on the southeast corner of Livernois and Avon.</p>
<p>The city donated the triangle-shaped piece of land for Leafdale's project, which includes memorials for veterans of World Wars I and II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Gulf War and current US conflicts. With help from the community, Leafdale and others raised over $170,000 to build the memorial, which was constructed entirely by volunteers.</p> <p>Over 3000 bricks comprise the pathways throughout the memorial, and many of the bricks on the edges of the pathways are engraved with names of veterans and donors. Veterans are identified with a star on their brick.</p> <p>Leafdale says a project like this often "turns out to be like your back yard," and says he regularly finds himself returning to the memorial to perform maintenance. He has also left behind a piece of himself in the granite memorial: his dog tags are encased in its base.</p> <p>The park has restrooms, a beautiful gazebo, a drinking fountain, fishing (per DNR regulations) and is adjacent to the Clinton River Trail. Memorial services are held at Veterans Memorial Point every Memorial Day and Veterans Day.</p>
Avon Road and Livernois, Rochester Hills, MI 48309
  • Fax: 248-656-2576
  • Accessibility Details: Handicap parking spot, no curbs, wide paved paths
  • Hours: Daily, 8am - dusk
  • Accessible: No
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