“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy, forget in time that men have died to win them. ”

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

On this reverent Memorial Day, we gather at the base of Les Brave II: At Water’s Edge sculpture, where we will pause and reflect on the selfless souls who gave everything to defend our freedoms.

They are our fathers and our brothers, our mothers and our sisters. They are our friends and our neighbors. They are the heroes next door. Their stories of sacrifice and courage must be preserved and shared with every generation so that we may as a community always be mindful of the selfless, brave individuals that are responsible for keeping our nation free.

This time-honored ceremony will include musical tributes, remarks of remembrance and honor, and a recitation of the names of Grosse Pointe residents who lost their lives in service to our country.

May 29, 2023

The lakefront lawn of the historic Alger House
Free and open to the public

Registration is required and can be done here: Memorial Day 2023