Waterford Township Veterans Memorial

The Waterford Township Veterans Memorial is located on the grounds of the Waterford Civic Center Campus between the Waterford Township Public Library and the Crescent Hills Cemetery.

Recognizing all Veterans who have honorably served.
The memorial honors all honorably discharged veterans, and the military branches in which they served.

Project Funding

No tax dollars have been used in the construction of this memorial. This project has been totally supported by the community and donations. The committee could never have built this beautiful memorial without funding from our major donors, as well as numerous donations from individuals.

Memorial Plaza

The concrete plaza is 56 feet in diameter. The plaza is surrounded by 2 rows of memorial bricks. Within the black granite walls is the 5 sided monument with an eagle on top. We refer to this as the pentagon. The shape of the pentagon represents the 5 branches of the military:
  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Coast Guard
  • Marines
  • Navy
Each branch is represented by a medallion from the respective 5 branches of the US Armed Forces.

Dedication Ceremony

The memorial was dedicated on June 4, 2011. View photos and read about the dedication.

Future Improvements

Thanks to all who have contributed thus far. The committee is not quite done yet. Going forward, the committee has a wish list of improvements they would like to add to the Memorial.
  • We wish for donations of any amount to put towards a concrete curb or ribbon of concrete, to be installed outside of the memorial bricks to provide separation from the grass.
  • We wish for additional memorial bricks to continue along both sides of the sidewalk leading to the memorial. A $50 donation would purchase a brick with engraving. View brick order form and information.
  • We wish for donations of any amount to fund a concrete curb and an asphalt parking pad at the cemetery side of the memorial.
Brick order forms are also available at Fire Department Headquarters. Please contact Ann with any questions, or call 248-673-0405.