Next Stop, Albion

It has been a very busy month for us. We went to Hollywood, Florida to retrieve our trailer after crosses were placed there by Knights of Columbus.

By then, the trailer had been on the road for five months, so crosses, lights and other things were in need of repair, replacement or upgrades. The next location was in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, near the Washtenaw County Vietnam Veterans Memorial. We were able to get everything on line in time enough to have 660 crosses up the day before Memorial Day, but not without suffering storm damage.

We are grateful to Wall Street Towing in Ann Arbor, Michigan for bring out a garrison flag to us on Memorial Day. Ypsilanti Township employees, led everyday by Township Supervisor Brenda Stumbo, helped place crosses along with members of the Charles S. Kettles Chapter 310, Vietnam Veterans of America. We placed a tent with a table, ice chest, and chairs so people would feel more comfortable stopping by to ask questions and tell us about veterans they know. When the first tent was destroyed, we put up a stronger one that was pulled out of the ground by even stronger winds. The table and ice chest survived.

We used our location as a water stop for the Army National Guard Memorial Day Ruck held two weeks before Memorial Day.

Our next stop is Riverside Cemetery, 1301 S Superior St, Albion, Michigan, 49224. We will setup there on 3 June and the first crosses will be placed on 4 June.