Join us for the Memorial Dedication!  Sunday May 26th, 2019 @ 2:00pm

47275 Sugarbush Chesterfield, MI 48047

Event Details

The 1-24 Memorial is designed to commemorate the twenty-two fallen men of the 1-24 Marines and provides a gathering place for the souls of the departed and the Marines, families and community left behind to honor their brave service and memory and on May 26th, we invite all to join us for the very special, Memorial Dedication.

Parking at the Memorial site (47275 Sugarbush Rd.) will be for Gold Star Families (Those whose Marine is one of the Fallen 22) and handicapped attendees. We would like all Gold Star Families to check in with the “Michigan Gold Star Mothers.”

General Parking is at the Green School corner of Sugarbush and Farwell. There will be two short buses to shuttle people to the Memorial site. It is not far, but there are no sidewalks. For more information or questions about the event, please call Angelo Lema at (586) 718-2342.

Our Donors

Pinnacle Donors $2,000 +

American Legion Post 374
Beahon, Karen
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local #2 of Michigan
Center Mass, Inc.
Champane, Dean, of Champane’s Wine Cellar
Chesterfield Commons Associates LLC
Devos, Ricard and Helen
Gallo Management LLC

International Union of Operating Engr. Local 324
Leathernecks MC Dawg Hause Chapter, Michigan
Leathernecks MC Horsemen Chaper, Michigan
Leathernecks Teuful Hunden Chapter, Michigan
Leathernecks MC E.G.A. Chapter, Michigan
Leathernecks MC Founding Chapter, Michigan
Leathernecks MC Superior Devil Dawgs Chapter, MI
Leathernecks MC Walking Dead Chapter, Michigan
Leathernecks MC Whisky Alpha Chapter, Michigan

Leathernecks MC Wolverine Chapter, Michigan
Macomb Det. 154 MCL Macomb Chapter and Ladies Aux.
Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council
Marine Corps League Belcher-Lane-Williams Det. MI
PM Wege
VanderHoeven, Paul
Vanwormer, Dennis & Patricia
Variety Foods, Champane’s Wine Cellar
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 9, Detroit, MI

Eagle Donors $1,500 +

Aemisegger, Lori

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324

Lyon, Pat

Valient Donors $500 +

Albert C. Doyle Post 136
Alpena Det. Marine Corps League
American Legion Fort Dearborn Post 364
American Legion Frank Wendland Post 253
American Legion Post 449
Anna Gleason & Dawn Bartolomeo
Army and Navy Club
Angie’s Toy Chest
Automotive Components
Benedict, Thomas
Burgess, Anne & Rex
Burgess, Evelyn
Capital Detach MCL 148
CWA Local 4008 Retiree’s
Davis, Andrew & Margaret
Department of Michigan, MCL
Draksler, Jeffrey and Kimberly

Financial Security INS Marketing
Flint Detachment MCL
Foundation for American Veterans
Frank, Lana & Eldon
Gaglio, Antonio & Colleen
Hacala, Mark T.
Hogan, Fr. Timothy D., CHC, USN Ret.
JC Penney of Taylor, MI
John N. Myroniuk
Knauf, Cathleen and Ernst
Laborer’s & Bricklayers Tenders (Industry Stewards Fund)
Marcum, Frank E.
Marine Corps League NW, Detachment 162
Marine Corps League, Kalamazoo Detachment
McCamman, Jurt and Lynetta
McEwen, Paul
McNamara, Kimberly

Navetta Masonry Contractors
North Oakland Marines Det 570
Partnership 4 Giving
PCS Lacrosse Alumni
Plymouth/Canton/Salem High Schools
Reichard, Jon & Patricia
Rots, R.J.
Sandler, Greg (Dynamic Mach. of Detroit)
Secchia and Family Foundation
Simon, Nick
Swickard, Joseph
UAW Local 898
Van Dyken, Randy and Toni
VFW Charles Schoor Post 796
VFW Post 6802
Vietnam Veterans Chapter 528

Triumph Donors $300 +

American Legion Post 733
American Legion Riders, Post 396
American Legion Riders #733

American Legion Walter Fraser Post 108
Belcher Lane Detachment MCL
Garbarino Family
Connors, Robert and Judith

International Union, UAW
Lockwood, John and Lisa
Mckee, Wesley and Lori
Phillip & Jeannie Reed

Namesake Donors $100 +

American Seating
Amvets Riders Chapter 93
Brookfield Residential TX, LLC
Caccaro, T.S.
Carver, Mark R.
Cox, Laura and Michael
Cpl. Richard W. Menge Post 6756
Dahm, Michael and Noelle
Dennet, Gene and Roberta
Dennis & Teri Johnson
Dermatology Center of Grand Rapids
Duncan Sullivan Amvets Post 72
Finkenbinder, Mike and Priscilla
Giese, Gerald & Diane
Goans, Larry and Katherine
Griffith, Kay
James & Julie Timmreck
Joe Shandor’s

Johnson, Debra
Journal Register Company
Kell, M.V.
Kordas, Edmond & Debra
Levin, Carl & Barbara
Marine Corps League, Downriver Detachment
Marine Corps League, Macomb Det. #154
Marutiak, Patrick
McFarland, Julie and Dennis
McKarge, Renee and Jason
Musilek, Loren
North Oakland Marines Det. 570
Osirius Consultants LLC
Palazeti, Joseph
Pandak, Jason
Patrick, Christic and Najm, Philip
Potter, Alan and Jennifer
Richard J. Copes

Rita M. Polizzi
Robert & Sharon Krzesimowski
Reames, Philip and Gail
Savalox, Eric and Bev
Sears, Almer
Semper Fi Company
Smith, Ann and Mark
Sons of the American Legion Post 233
SSgt Burgess Det, Marine Corps League
Swickle, Robert and Caroline
TG Enterprises Inc
Toledo Birthday Ball
UWUA AFL-CIO Local 105
VFW Post 1794
VFW Village Post 9021 Village Stinson
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 267
Williams, Tina and Stanley
Wolverine Pack of Michigan, MODD

In-Kind Donors (including labor, materials and other generosities)

Champane’s Wine Cellars (hosted several MI beer tasting events)
Dwyer Marble & Stone (provided stone veneer at cost)
Fendt Builders Supply Inc. (provided all materials to build CMU and entrance wall)
Florence Cement (provided culvert & backhoe)
Int’l Masonry Training & Education Foundation – Tom Ward (provided all labor to build CMU)
Recycled Aggregates, LLC (provided crushed concrete for walkway)
Superior Concrete (provided wall footing)

Memorial Designers

Nicholas Watkins, Ph.D., is Director of Research for BBH Design. His professional work focuses on those interactions between humans and their built environments that reflect excellence in design and contribute to physical and psychological well-being. He currently serves as a board member of EDRA – Environmental Design Research Association, and has served as EDRA Chair. He was recognized as one of the top ten in healthcare design with an HCD 10 award during the award’s inaugural year. He has studied and published findings exploring the relationship between war memorial designs and the mourning process.  His research on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has revealed how veterans and their families use the memorial to honor sacrifices and make sense of traumatic losses. Nick is the other principal designer, of the 1st Battalion, 24th Marines Memorial, he has also been with the committee, since 2007.

Anna Ives is the managing partner of Patterhn ives, llc, and lecturer at Washington University in Saint Louis.  Sheis a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, and has built a diverse portfolio of award-winning design in higher education, healthcare and college/university planning work, recently completing a multi-million dollar recreation center for Missouri State University. One of the principal designers of the 1st Battalion, 24th Marines Memorial, she has been with the committee, since its inception in 2007.

Memorial Architect

Ben Tiseo, FAIA, NCARB is an architect and the President of Tiseo Architects, Inc. Ben immigrated to the United States from a small town in Southern Italy in 1950. After having worked in the construction industry and after serving two years of military service, he earned his Architectural college degree. He opened his own firm in 1980, Tiseo Associates, Inc. In 1996 he became President and Chief Operatting Officer of Redstone Tiseo Architects. In 1998 he, once again, opened his own business as Tiseo Architects, Inc. Mr. Tiseo’s experience reflects his interest in technical areas of architecture, including construction and code issues.

Visit Our GoFundMe Page

Visit our GoFundMe page for the Memorial, view supporters and donors, and even make a donation yourself.

Order a Memorial T-Shirt

Support the Memorial with the purchase of a shirt or polo that honors our Fallen 22, and wear it proudly.

Watch Our Segment on Channel 7

See our efforts featured by Channel 7’s Detroit 20/20 Person of the week highlight on Angelo Lema and our Memorial.

Buy a Brick Fundraiser

Support the Memorial with the purchase of a custom brick that honors our Fallen 22, and becomes a part of the memorial.