Beginning at 2:30 p.m., at the Holocaust Memorial Center located at 28123 Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills, Montford Point Marine soldiers will be present to discuss their experience in breaking the color barrier as well as their courageous acts of heroism in all theatres of operation during the WWII. Free admission is offered for this program.
The Montford Point Marines are a group of 20,000 African-Americans who trained on the hallowed grounds of Camp Montford Point and earned the "Right to Fight” in WWII. They went on to perform many acts of heroism during this period, proving that it is neither race, nor creed, nor national origin that constitutes a Marine.
On June 27, 2012, the United States Congress awarded the Montford Point Marines the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award the U.S government bestows.
It is the mission of the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus to remember those who perished and those who survived the Holocaust and, in a world increasingly faced with sectarian strife and intolerance, to set forth the lessons of Holocaust as a model for teaching ethical conduct and responsible decision-making. By highlighting those individuals who, in the midst of evil, stood for the best, rather than the worst of human nature, the Holocaust Memorial Center seeks to contribute to maintaining an open and free society.
The facility is wheelchair accessible and free parking is available at both the North and South entrances.
For more information on the Holocaust Memorial Center, visit www.holocaustcenter.org, or call 248-553-2400.