Dedicated September 11, 2005
In October of 2001, some members of The Washtenaw 100 gathered to discuss the topic of the number of duty deaths at the World Trade Center on 9/11. This led us to talking about the total number of duty deaths in Washtenaw County. However, no one seemed to know the numbers or the names of those who gave their lives to protect the lives of others in the county, so the journey began.
In 2002 a complete list of Washtenaw County police officers and firefighters who had lost their lives in the line of duty was secured. At that time the board discussed how to share the information on that list. After much discussion and the study of a number of ideas, the committee recommended building a Memorial Wall so the list of names could be publicly displayed.
The search for an acceptable site began in 2003 and in the spring of 2005, Adams Outdoor Advertising approached the committee with one of their properties at the corner of Michigan Ave. and Ballard St. in Ypsilanti. Later that year the Washtenaw 100 Memorial Wall became a reality at that location.
We still need your support for the Memorial Park!
IN MEMORY OF:
Purchase a Brick Paver
Although the Washtenaw 100 member dues support the club’s mission, they cannot be used for the Memorial Park project. We are asking that you consider our mission and this current project with a donation for the memorial park.
A great way to show your support for the Memorial Wall is to purchase a brick paver that can be engraved with your information and will be installed at the Memorial Wall location.
The pavers are available in three sizes, depending upon the donation ($100; $200 or $500).
The Washtenaw One Hundred Club is a 501c3 organization making your contribution tax deductible. Our tax I.D. number is 23-714-0390.
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For more information concerning the Washtenaw 100 Memorial Park or to make a donation please contact:
Washtenaw 100 Memorial Park Fund
PO Box 1204
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
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The Washtenaw 100 is proud to support the families of the men and women of law enforcement and firefighting who give so selflessly that we may enjoy a safe community.