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Posted on: October 30, 2018


Local veterans are invited to join a celebration held in their honor at the annual Sterling Heights Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 11th, in the Sterling Heights Senior Center (40200 Utica Road).

Those who wish to express their appreciation to these brave men and women are also encouraged to attend.

The annual event includes remarks from veterans, music from local band and choir students, a 21-gun from the Sterling Heights Police Honor Guard and the laying of wreaths.

This ceremony is planned by local area veterans groups with the assistance of the City of Sterling Heights and the Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation (SHACF).  A Holiday Pizza lunch and refreshments will be served for all attendees, courtesy of Utica-Van Dyke Towing.  

Questions regarding this ceremony may be addressed to Karl G. Oskoian, SHACF Executive Director, at or by calling 248-928-6788.

About the Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation

The Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation, established in 1991, is celebrating its 27th year as a certified 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization improving the quality of life of Sterling Heights area residents through cultural, educational and recreational activities. The Foundation sponsors programs and projects that reach every member of the Sterling Heights community and has contributed more than $1.2 million to organizations and activities that support its mission.

Examples of the Foundation’s contributions include: public library support, senior activity center contributions, art sculptures, city park picnic shelters, the city trolley, city park play centers, sponsorship of Sterlingfest, the annual Dodge Park run, Teenfest, contributions totaling more than $200,000 to dozens of organizations addressing smoking cessation programs and programs helping area seniors, 421 scholarships totaling $371,000 to area students pursuing a college education, restoration of the historic Upton House, the city center brick paver program, construction of Rotary Park, Nature Center enhancements, Dodge Park concerts, and hosting a series of City Summits to discuss the future of the city with residents.

The Foundation also manages 25 donor advised permanent endowment funds which may receive charitable donations. Contributions may also be made to the foundation’s general endowment fund to support the Foundation mission.

For more information on the Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation, please visit its website at

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