17th Annual Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial Cookout!

Unites Community in Honoring Police and Fire Service Personnel

May 18, 2023, Oakland County, MI - – Oakland County is once again gearing up to pay tribute to Michigan's Fallen Heroes from police and fire service at the highly antcipated 17th Annual Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial Cookout, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, from 11:30am-1:30pm. This heartelt event, made possible by the generous support of Vibe Credit Union and Leo's Coney Island (Highland, Waterford, and White Lake), aims to honor the brave individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting our community.

This event not only pays tribute to the memory of police officers and firefighters who died in the line of duty, but also provides an opportunity for the community to come together at the Memorial site located on Oakland County’s campus and show support for their families. The cookout promises a festive atmosphere with delicious food and refreshments generously provided by Leo's Coney Island (Highland, Waterford, White Lake), Buffalo Wild Wings of Rochester Hills, Cold Stone Creamery of Rochester Hills, and new this year, the Rapid Relief Team, who will be preparing their signature burger. Tickets are available for $10 per person the day of, or in advance for $7 per person by CLICKING HERE.

Vibe Credit Union, a dedicated supporter of this commemoratve event for nearly 15 years, has played a pivotal role in ensuring its contnued success. Stephanie Leahy, Chief Marketng Officer of Vibe Credit Union, said, "This event holds great significance as it allows us to demonstrate our enduring support for the families of our fallen heroes and express our heartelt gratitude for their sacrifices. We are immensely grateful to the local businesses and community members who join hands with us each year to make this event a resounding success."

Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard, Oakland County Sheriff and Memorial founder, said, “The Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial Cookout serves as a reminder of the importance of recognizing and remembering the bravery and selflessness of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the communities where they served. We encourage folks to come out and join us for lunch next Wednesday and visit the Memorial.”

The event is open to the public and parking is available at Building 38E or in the parking lot just south of Building 28E, the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office. A shutle will be provided from that parking area, but it is within walking distance as well. Vibe Credit Union volunteers will be on hand to assist with the festivities, as well as volunteers from the Desert Angels military support organization, and the Rapid Relief Team’s crew.

For more information about the 17th Annual Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial Cookout, please visit www.michiganfallenheroes.com/events or contact Amanda Ford at (248) 343-0129 or fordal@oakgov.com

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Vibe Credit Union has been serving its members for over 85 years and today has $1.1 billion in assets, 15 branches, and 76,000 members. To learn more, please visit their website at vibecreditunion.com or call 248.735.9500.

May 20, 2023, Oakland COunty Sheriff's Office, Vibe Credit Union, Rochester.Life

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