The Multi-Lakes Conservation Association in Commerce Township will be erecting a memorial honoring veterans this summer.
The memorial with have a 5-sided, black granite obelisk base that will feature five bronze service plaques — one on each side honoring those who have served in the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy.
The base will also support a life-sized bronze Fallen Soldier statue.
The memorial will be next to the clubhouse near the flagpole.
While Multi-Lakes has a conservation memorial already, they wanted to have another memorial honoring the veterans.
“Multi-Lakes has become so much more than a conservation club, or even a sportsmen’s club,” said Rich Carlson, the chairman of the veterans memorial project. “Multi-Lakes, in our 70 years, has become a community institution. We have so many people and kids coming in and out. We wanted to show our patriotism (with the memorial).”
The memorial is being funded by selling paved bricks, which will be incorporated into a patio surrounding the memorial.
Three different brick sizes are available. A 4-by-8 paver costs $60 and is the bronze sponsor level. Up to three lines can be engraved on the brick.
A silver sponsor contributes $250 for an 8-by-8 paver that holds up to six lines of engraving. Multi-Lakes members can become a silver sponsor for $200.
A 12-by-12 paver is gold sponsor level at $500. This brick also holds up to six engraved lines.
Order forms can be picked up at the clubhouse located at 3860 Newton Road in Commerce Township. Order forms can also be found online at www.multilakes.com.