ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) — If you pass by Memorial Park on Woodward near 13 Mile in the next few weeks, you’ll see work beginning on the new Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial.
It’s something veterans like Art Fishman, 95, and Marty Myers, also 95, have worked for years to see happen.
“I wanted to live long enough for this to happen,” Fishman said.
“To honor veterans of World War II is very important,” Myers told 7 Action News. “Out of 15 million, only 230,000 of us are left.”
Click on the video to watch the dedication of the new Legacy Memorial and hear from those who will forever be part of American history for their commitment and bravery.
And if you would like to donate to the different phases of the memorial or would like to have a paved brick to honor a loved one, please visit michiganww2memorial.org for more information.