Markers for Michigan soldiers killed in Iraq, Afghanistan on display in Grand Circus Park

Posted: 4:36 PM, May 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-27 16:39:11-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — To honor soldiers killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq war, the Metro Detroit Chapter of Veterans for Peace has placed one marker for every soldier in the ground at Grand Circus Park.

The markers will be on display from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Memorial Day.

There are 69 total Michigan soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan and 161 killed in Iraq. On each marker is a photo, along with the name, age, rank and unit number of each fallen soldier.

The purpose of the display is to honor those who have fallen, provide a place to grieve, educate the public about the costs of war as well as the needs of those returning from war, according to a spokesperson with the Metro Detroit Chapter of Veterans for Peace.

For more information and to see photos of precious Veterans for Peace Arlington Michigan Memorial Day displays, click here.