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March 17, 2022

The Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial

The Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial

The Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial is actually the official state memorial, and it will live right here in Royal Oak, in Memorial Park. Groundbreaking is scheduled for April 7th.

Today, we are joined by Judy Maten from the project. She explains how the idea was born out of the Michigan Honor Flight, used to bring World War II survivors to the national memorial in Washington, D.C.

Fun fact: Former Royal Oak Chamber President Michael Gordon created the original design for this state-of-the-art, interactive memorial.

The exhibit will be interactive for visitors of all ages, and showcase how World War II was not just fought by soldiers around the world. It took all of us, from Rosie the Riveter to children picking milkweed - and how that helped our troops.

Not only is the Memorial working closely with veterans organizations and but they are also working with educators across Michigan - to create lessons for kids that meet core curriculum standards. It's important for all generations, present and future, to understand what happened 80 years ago.

Judy does a great job of "walking us through" the Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial, and all its different interactive exhibits. We also find out a little more about her.

More info:

Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial Website: https://michiganww2memorial.org/

Jon Gay from JAG in Detroit Podcasts - http://www.jagindetroit.com/

Trish Carruth from The Personal Jeweler - https://www.thepersonaljeweler.com/

Lisa Bibbee from Keller Williams - http://soldbylisab.com/

Andrea Arndt of Dickinson Wright - https://www.dickinson-wright.com/

Know a Chamber member that wants to be a guest on our show? Email us! theroccpod@gmail.com

And if you'd like to know more about the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, or join, find them here: https://www.royaloakchamber.com/


The Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial is actually the official state memorial, and it will live right here in Royal Oak, in Memorial Park.  Groundbreaking is scheduled for April 7th.

Today, we are joined by Judy Maten from the project.  She explains how the idea was born out of the Michigan Honor Flight, used to bring World War II survivors to the national memorial in Washington, D.C. 

Fun fact: Former Royal Oak Chamber President Michael Gordon created the original design for this state-of-the-art, interactive memorial.

The exhibit will be interactive for visitors of all ages, and showcase how World War II was not just fought by soldiers around the world.  It took all of us, from Rosie the Riveter to children picking milkweed - and how that helped our troops.

Not only is the Memorial working closely with veterans organizations and but they are also working with educators across Michigan - to create lessons for kids that meet core curriculum standards.  It's important for all generations, present and future, to understand what happened 80 years ago. 

Judy does a great job of "walking us through" the Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial, and all its different interactive exhibits.  We also find out a little more about her.

More info:

Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial Website: https://michiganww2memorial.org/

Jon Gay from JAG in Detroit Podcasts - http://www.jagindetroit.com/

Trish Carruth from The Personal Jeweler - https://www.thepersonaljeweler.com/

Lisa Bibbee from Keller Williams - http://soldbylisab.com/

Andrea Arndt of Dickinson Wright - https://www.dickinson-wright.com/

Know a Chamber member that wants to be a guest on our show? Email us!  theroccpod@gmail.com

And if you'd like to know more about the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, or join, find them here:  https://www.royaloakchamber.com/