On Feb. 5th our presenters were Karen & Nick Straffon, Gold Star Family Monument Committee Chairs.
Mr. and Mrs. Straffon began their efforts to honor veterans by participating in Wreaths Across America.  On December 16th of last year, 3,500 wreaths were placed at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township.
They are now in the process of raising the $75,000 that will be needed for the Southeastern Michigan Gold Star Monument to be installed on the Clinton Township’s Civic Center Campus on Romeo
Plank. The Monument’s purpose is to honor, recognize, and serve the Gold Star Families and the ultimate legacy of their Loved Ones who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Donations will flow through the Herschel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation.  The Foundation’s goal is to have these memorials in communities around the country.  There are currently 60 installed with many more in the works.  www.hwwmohf.org.
Donations can be made at www.hwwmohf.org/monuments/clinton-township-mi or by mailing a check, payable to HWWMOHF, to 5007 Pte Tremble, Algonac, MI 48001, with “Clinton Township” on the note line.
Wayne Pascoe talked about the Tour of Honor.  The tour is a self-directed motorcycle ride to memorials around the country that also raises funds for charity, including the Gold Star Family Memorial Foundation.  www.tourofhonor.com.