City, American Legion post to unveil fallen veteran memorial

Photo courtesy of American Legion Post 389. A memorial honoring Riverview's 17 military veterans who died in the line of duty, shown in a scale model replica, will be unveiled at 11 a.m. May 30 in Young Patriot's Park, 14300 Sibley Road.

Photo courtesy of American Legion Post 389. A memorial honoring Riverview’s 17 military veterans who died in the line of duty, shown in a scale model replica, will be unveiled at 11 a.m. May 30 in Young Patriot’s Park, 14300 Sibley Road.

By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers

RIVERVIEW – A memorial honoring the city’s 17 military veterans who died in the line of duty will be unveiled at 11 a.m. May 30 in Young Patriot’s Park, 14300 Sibley Road.

The ceremony, hosted by the city and American Legion Post 389, will include a circle of flags on display May 25 to 30 near the library.
The monument is 8 feet tall, with a 3-foot-by-2-foot granite base, and room for additional names.

The bronze top features a sculpture of a military helmet, rifle and boots.

During the May 2 City Council meeting, Councilman Elmer Trombley urged residents to attend the ceremony and contribute to the fund.
“I’m asking all the residents in this city to please show up when we unveil this beautiful statue,” Trombley said. “If anybody still wants to make a donation, we’re still working to pay for it.”

He said the monument cost is $20,000.

Donations can be sent to: American Legion Post 389, 17116 Quarry Road, Riverview, MI, 48193, or to the City of Riverview Department of Recreation,14100 Civic Park Drive, Riverview, MI, 48193, attention Todd Dickman.

Details are available online at cityofriverview.com/departments/recreation_department/docs/FALLENFUND2016.pdf.

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