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

Photo of the Week: Wayne County Lightfest 2020

multicolored lights over the highway display stars with the word Time Tunnel over arching red and green lights forming a tunnel.

One of my favorite things during the Christmas season is to visit the Wayne County Lightfest, a 4 1/2 mile magical drive through the holiday light displays on Edward Hines Drive.

This year marks the 27th year for the Wayne County Lightfest, which lights up Hines Drive in the western suburbs of Detroit, Michigan from Westland to Dearborn Heights.

The Lightfest features 47 giant light displays with more than one million lights. Continue reading Photo of the Week: Wayne County Lightfest 2020

Wishing You a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Hanging from the Christmas tree, colored lights light up the gold-trimmed flat glass ornament etched with the words Peace on Earth.

I hope you are safe and warm on this Christmas Day. Praying for peace this Christmas, especially for everyone struggling to find joy and cause for celebration in a year that has brought so much darkness, loss, and pain. May the light of love shine upon you and yours and bring you hope of better… Continue reading Wishing You a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays