VFP Chapter 93 Arlington Michigan Display
The Veterans For Peace Chapter 93 Arlington Michigan display consists of one grave marker for every Michigan soldier lost in the Iraq and Afghan wars (231 markers). The purpose of this display is to honor those who have fallen, to provide a place to grieve, to educate the public about the costs of war, and educate citizens about the needs of those returning from conflicts.
At the present time, the Arlington Michigan display is exhibited on Memorial Day in May at Grand Circus Park in downtown Detroit (with co-sponsorship by Veterans For Peace Chapter 74 and the Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery) from 11am to 5pm.
The display is also exhibited in Ann Arbor on Armistice/Veterans Day, November 11th, at the southwest corner of Veterans Park (near the intersection of Maple and Jackson Roads) with parking at the Veterans Memorial Ice Arena parking lot (2150 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48103). The Ann Arbor location also runs from 11am to 5pm with a peace ceremony at 11am commemorating Armistice Day, 1918 which ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month was regarded at that time as the end of “the war to end all wars.”
For more on Veterans/Armistice Day visit www.veteransforpeace.org/take-action/armistice-day and for the history of the day at www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp.
For a listing of all Afghan war deceased soldiers from Michigan - click here
For a listing of all Iraq war deceased soldiers from Michigan – click here
For a listing of all Afghan/Iraq war deceased soldiers from Washtenaw County - click here
(Note: Above data for each soldier is how it appears on the grave markers at Arlington Michigan)
For more images of previous Arlington Michigan displays visit https://www.vfp93.org/gallery