Masthead Artists rendering of the tribute site

The Veteran's Tribute of Oakland Township is a non-profit dedicated to the establishment and maintenance of a tribute to the veterans of the US Armed Services

Upcoming Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township Events

 Due Date for Spring Paver Orders
   New orders received by March 1st, will be installed by Memorial Day.

 VTOT at The Hunters Creek Club
   A day of sportsmanship, wine/bourbon/cigar tasting and more.
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Posted 12/27/2020

VTOT at The Hunters Creek Club

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 19th at Hunters Creek Club!    We are holding a fantastic day of sportsmanship and fellowship to benefit the Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township.     There are 3 options to attend:   European Hunt, Sporting Clays, or Social.    So even if you don't hunt, please join us for a few hours of outdoor wine/bourbon/cigar tasting - should be one of the better ways to escape this prison we've all been in for months!  Consider car-pooling with friends to ensure a safe ride home.

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We are limited to 40 hunters on the European Hunt / Walk Up Hunt options. Christine Rapley is handling the guest list, so reach out to her at (248)244-6089 or  Please RSVP as soon as possible and we request that you make payment when you do so. If you want to make payment before year end in 2020 for tax purposes you can do so here:
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If you have already registered / paid for the January 8th date – thank you!  We will lock you in for March 19th unless we hear from you otherwise.

Breakfast, lunch, tastings and the auction will be safely held in a large, heated outdoor tent and outdoor area with a fire pit.   We are raffling off a few nice firearms and a handful of other items at lunch.   I hope you can join!

Happy Holidays and God Bless The USA,

Posted 5/20/2020

Vietnam Veterans of America, Detroit Chapter 9 Presents Wreath

Mr. George Adams, Director of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Detroit Chapter 9 presented the VTOT Board of Directors with a wreath to display for Memorial Day. And by happenstance, a newly commissioned Ensign in the US Navy was at the Tribute with her family for some personal photos, and she joined us for a group photo to carry on the tradition of service to our Great Nation!

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New orders received by March 1st, 2021 will be installed by Memorial Day2021.

VTOT Tribute News

    The VTOT is proud to have dedicated the first of five US historical document markers on July 5th in small ceremony at the end of Independence Weekend. The marker displays the inspirational words of the Declaration of Independence for all to see and reflect upon.
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Help Support the Tribute

  • Monday, May 25th: 11:00 am Memorial Day Parade & Dedication Ceremony. The parade route will be on Adams Road from Van Hoosen Middle School north to Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township, at 5236 Adams Road. The parade will include marching bands, Veterans Groups, floats and military vehicles and even a historic plane flyover! Attendance is free and open to the public.
    Parking is available at the Van Hoosen Middle School (North of Tienken and Adams), Crown of Life Lutheran Church (Dutton and Adams) and Oakland Church (Silverbell and Adams).
    The VTOT will raise the US Flag at the Site when the Parade reaches the Tribute. This year the VTOT will also unveil and dedicate the first of five US historical markers at the site which will prominently display importance documents from US history. Each is made from the same granite design as the main Tribute and will help educate visitors about our country’s history during their visit. Click here to see an illustration and learn more.
    Finally, engraved pavers ordered earlier this year will be installed prior to the parade, and the VTOT will also be taking orders for engraved brick pavers to be installed this fall.

  • Support Phase II of the Tribute: The VTOT Board has three goals in Phase II. First, to maintain the Tribute and the grounds of the Site in outstanding condition, appropriately honoring those who have served. Second, to install additional monuments at the Site which expand the educational aspect of the Tribute about our nation’s founding and history. Third, to raise an endowment fund that will provide the means to maintain the site in perpetuity. 

    Click the brochure on the right for illustrations of the elements of Phase II and how you can Sponsor them.

    To learn more about contributing to the next phase of the plan, please contact Directors Terry Gonser or Tim Reese for information. Or give us a call @ (248) 608-2804.

Interested in using the Tribute site for your civic or patriotic event?

  • The Tribute site is available for your patriotic or civic event outside of Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veteran's Day. Reservations are available up to six months in advance, and are subject to approval by the Board of Directors. Please use the Usage Form to request a date for your event. Scan and email completed forms to

Who We Are

Honoring all Veterans of our Armed Forces and their role in preserving our freedom.

The Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township (VTOT) is a non-profit corporation chartered by the state of Michigan and created solely for the construction and operation of a tribute in Oakland Township to the United States Armed Forces and Military Veterans. The tribute is located at 5236 Adams Road, Oakland Township, Michigan. The VTOT is led by a volunteer, unpaid Board of Directors who are all residents of the Township:

  • Timothy Reese, Colonel, US Army (Retired)
  • Mike Whitefoot, Lt. Colonel, US Air Force (Retired)
  • Terry Gonser, former Supervisor of Oakland Township, 2012-2016
  • David Sokol, Veteran, US Army
  • Dennis DaSilva, Veteran, US Air Force.
  • Mark Gerhard, Colonel, US Marine Corps (Retired)
  • Rebecca Gonser
  • Rob Cromwell

Donor of the day

The VTOT is pleased to announce that Mr. Clyde Jones and Center Line Electric of Center Line, MI have generously agreed to help plan and coordinate the installation of electrical power to the Tribute Site, and the electrical work on the site. The VTOT Board would like to give a huge shout out to Center Line Electric for their generous support!

Tribute of the day

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All funds raised for the project are managed by the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, a Federally approved 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.

VTOT has established a fund within the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester to capture and manage donations. No money passes through VTOT, All donations from this website will be processed through Paypal and deposited directly to the Foundation account in the name of VTOT. Please visit the Foundation website for more details about this community organization.

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