White Chapel cemetery in Troy to host annual Patriots Race – Oakland Press

White Chapel cemetery in Troy to host annual Patriots Race – Oakland Press

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The White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery to host the Fifth Annual Patriots Race at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at 621 W. Long Lake Rd. (west of I-75) in Troy.
White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery, long known for its on-site events to honor U.S. veterans, is hosting the Fifth Annual Patriots Race, a running/walking event to benefit the Michigan Wounded and Returning Warriors Program, a 501(c)3, an American Legion member organization supporting veterans.
This year’s event occurs on the 21st  anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. There will be a moment of silence at 9:03 a.m. in memory of the 9/11 Tower 2 attack, according to a press release.
The Patriots Race will begin at 9 a.m. with a 10K and 5K timed race followed by a 1M run/walk. Discounts are available for veterans and groups.
“Dedicated runners and walkers frequently compliment us on the racecourse and how much they look forward to the Patriots Race,” said David R. Krall, White Chapel Vice President.
“We see more participants each year. Our 210-acre park-like setting is ideal for the races. Race experts believe the White Chapel Patriots Racecourse may be the flattest and fastest in Southeast Michigan.”
Other highlights include: The entire racecourse will be lined with 500 American flags; gold, silver and bronze commemorative dog tags will be awarded to top race finishers; each race/walk participant will receive a T-shirt with the Patriots ribbon logo; participation medal dog tags will go to each participant; prizes will be awarded for the most patriotic attire; Patriots Race Expo; food, and special children’s activities.
“We invite families, veterans and the community to help us support the Michigan Wounded and Returning Warriors Project,” Krall said. “It is a special way to enjoy a Sunday morning with family and friends.”
For more information or to register online, visit www.ThePatriotsRace.com. Businesses interested in sponsoring the event can call 248-362-7670.
For more information about White Chapel Memorial Park Ceremony, visit www.whitechapelcemetery.com.
State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks recently announced that the Michigan Department of Treasury has achieved Silver-Level Veteran-Friendly Employer Certification from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, according to a press release.
“I am excited that Treasury has been designated as a Silver-Level Veteran-Friendly Employer,” Eubanks said.
“This has been a priority for several years and having this designation shows our commitment to veterans, who bring unique skills and talents to the organizations they serve. We will continue to recruit and retain high-quality veteran candidates to help Treasury be successful serving Michigan’s taxpayers.”
In addition, the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency recently announced that Aldevra LLC of Kalamazoo has achieved Silver-Level Veteran-Friendly Employer certification and designation as a Veteran Connector, according to a press release.
“Thirty-six percent of our employees are veterans,” said Rodney Marshall, Aldevra president and CEO, a service-disabled veteran and minority entrepreneur.
“We practice what we preach, whether a veteran-owned company or veteran employee, we work with veterans. We show up ready to work and get the job done. No excuses; just results.”
Aldevra has several initiatives in place to strengthen its military and veteran recruitment, training, and retention programs. and their spouses. For more information about Aldevra, visit www.aldevra.com.
The Michigan Veteran-Friendly Employer program has recognized more than 500 Michigan employers with either Bronze, Silver, or Gold-level status for their efforts in supporting the recruitment, training, and retention of veteran workforce talent, since its creation in 2013. As part of the program, MVAA provides assistance to employers as they develop and improve their efforts to recruit and retain high-quality veteran candidates. For more information, visit www.michigan.gov/mvaa.
• Royal Oak American Legion Post 253 to host Music Trivia/Name That Tune at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 1505 N. Main St. For more information, call 248-546-0490.
• Oxford American Legion Post 108 to host Euchre from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 and Fish Dinners from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at 130 E. Drahner Road, Oxford. Fish variety and chicken dinners are $9 to $11.50. For more information, call 248-628-9081.
• Milford American Legion Post 216 to host Bingo from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug.26, at 510 W. Commerce Road, Milford. For more information, call 248-684-9919.
The Oakland Press is interested in all veterans events in Oakland County. Please send information in the body of an email with subject line “Veterans Affairs” to Sharon Longman at [email protected] Allow two weeks’ notice for scheduled events and include a phone number for readers to call for more information.
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