War of 1812 Weekend

July 30, 2018

Mackinac Island, MI – The first land engagement of the War of 1812 happened at Fort Mackinac. Visit Fort Mackinac August 4 & 5 for weapons demonstrations, walking tours and more. Check back often for more information on this special weekend at Fort Mackinac.

Keweenaw Alumni Chapter and Friends 5K Run/Walk for Scholarship – August 4

July 30, 2018

Houghton, MI – Join alumni and friends for a 5K Run/Walk on the Michigan Tech Trails. All proceeds go to support the Keweenaw Alumni and Friends Chapter Scholarship and the Michigan Tech Cross Country Team. The cost to participate is $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the event. The walk kicks off at 8:30 a.m. and the run at 9 a.m. on the Michigan Tech Trails. New this year – free 100 meter dash for children ages 6 and under will take place while final race results are calculated. Register at http://www.mtu.edu/alumni/kac5k or call 906-487-2400.

Vietnam Moving Memorial Wall – August 2-6

July 30, 2018

Manistique, Mich.– The City of Manistique Recreation Department and the Schoolcraft County Veterans Affairs Board announce the Vietnam Moving Memorial Wall will visit Manistique in the Manistique August 2-6, 2018.

Please feel free to visit and pay your respects! The Recreation Department of Manistique is also looking for volunteers to stand watch and sponsors to help offset the costs. Contact Paul Walker at (906)-450-3020 for more details, or the City of Manistique at (906)-341-2090.

You can find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/VietnamMemorialWallMSTQ

A Little History:

“The Moving Wall” is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for thirty-four years. When John Devitt attended the 1982 dedication in Washinton, he felt the positive power of “The Wall” and he vowed to share that experience with those who did not have the opportunity to go to Washington. John, Norris Shears, Gerry Haver, and other Vietnam veteran volunteers built the Moving Wall for everyone to pay their respects.