Thursday, November 19, 2020


Veterans’ banner program flying high in Northville

Veterans are being honored with banners on light poles throughout downtown Northville for the month of November.

The Northville Chamber of Commerce instituted the tribute in an effort to allow the community to recognize the service and sacrifices veterans made as members of the United States Armed Forces during wars and conflicts. 

In tandem with the banners, stories of the veterans can be found on the chamber website. Veterans fought on battlefields and assisted in other ways during the war effort - from the Civil War and World War I, World War II through Vietnam and recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. A total of 137 veterans are listed on the website. 

“It's fitting that these men and women in uniform are being honored this month with Veterans' Day on Nov. 11. The program also ran in May 2020 with Memorial Day as a touchstone holiday, yet the pandemic lockdown kept many people from viewing the banners at that time,” a chamber spokesperson said.

There are currently 24 Civil War veterans buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, also called the Cady Street Cemetery who were highlighted on the Cemetery Tour during the Heritage/Victorian days in Northville this year.   There are hundreds of veterans buried at the Northville Rural Hill Cemetery, according to the city website.