ALMONT — Local veterans are seeking volunteers to work various shifts when the Village of Almont serves as host to the Vietnam "Moving Wall" Memorial from July 6-10.
The memorial will be installed just north of the old elementary school on property now owned by Almont Township.
Volunteers are needed to help visitors and serve as around-the-clock (24-hour) security during the memorial's five-day stay in Almont.
If you can spare any time during the Moving Wall's visit, please consider attending Thursday's (Feb. 9) planning meeting at 7 p.m. at the Almont American Legion Hall, 117 School Street.
The Moving Wall's visit to Almont is being coordinated by Lapeer County's Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter #287 and members of Almont American Legion Post #479.
Organizers must also raise $5,500 for the honor of hosting the memorial, along with the costs of necessary materials.
Those wishing to make donations to the cause may contact Joe Cain at 810-798-8134 or 810-798-3321; or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or contact Glenn Ream at 810-688-2954.
Checks may be made out to: VVA Chapter 287, P.O. Box 851, Lapeer MI 48446.
Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.