Remember and Honor: Memorial Day 2021

Group of seated veterans look to the male speaker in front of them in the park, speaking from the podium with the Veteran's War Memorial behind him.

This morning I joined more than 150 community members at our Canton Township Memorial Day service at Heritage Park to honor and remember those who died in service to the United States.

Hosted by the Canton Fire Department, the Memorial Day service marked the 10th anniversary of our Veteran’s Memorial Center.

The center honors the “Fallen 22” Marines deployed for duty in 2006-07 to Iraq who made the ultimate sacrifice. Continue reading Remember and Honor: Memorial Day 2021

3 Ways to Participate in International Women’s Day

International Women's Day

Today is International Women’s Day, a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.

In addition, it’s a call to action day to raise awareness and take part in gender equality events and raise funding for women-focused organizations.

People around the world attend online events, presentations, panel discussions, and other celebrations to reflect on the progress made and celebrate advances made by women in our lives.Continue reading 3 Ways to Participate in International Women’s Day

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Quotes to Live By

Martin Luther King Jr. at the podium, speaking at Washington DC

Today we commemorate the 92nd birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK Day), a national day of service in the United States to honor the life and work of the civil rights leader.

My first memory of participating in a local MLK Day event dates back over 20 years ago, when I joined dozens of other Habitat for Humanity volunteers inside a warehouse on Detroit’s east side. Continue reading Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Quotes to Live By