Veterans Day Breakfast to Honor Heroes at Grosse Pointe War Memorial

Ticket reservations must be made before Nov. 2 and in person at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial


GROSSE POINTE – On Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 12, the Grosse Pointe War Memorial invites the community to say, "Thanks" to our nation's veterans and the men and women who currently serve in uniform in a special program. LtColGreg Corbett, United States Marine Corps Reserve, will serve as Guest Speaker at the Veterans Day Breakfast.

The Veterans Day Breakfast will be held Monday, Nov. 12 in the Fries Ballroom. The program will pay special tribute to those who gave their lives in service to our country and honor all veterans who served in the armed forces.

Tickets are $10 per person. Grosse Pointe veterans receive one complimentary ticket. The program includes music by Jack Molloy and his Swing Time Band. The buffet menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, fruit and coffee. The Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. Open seating.

Please note: There will be no phone reservations and no door sales.  Reservations must be made in person at the War Memorial and are required by Friday, November 2. Seating is limited; please reserve early. Tickets must be presented at door for admission.


LtCol Greg Corbett

A native of Grosse Pointe, LtCol Corbett was commissioned in December 1993 via the Marine Corps’ Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) program. LtCol Corbett served on regular active duty between 1993 and 2007. He returned to service as a reservist on active duty orders in 2009.

LtCol Corbett currently is assigned as the Assistant Project Manager, Logistics Division, Robotic Systems Joint Project Office (RSJPO), US Army’s Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM), Detroit Arsenal.  The RSJPO is responsible for supporting all ground-related robotic systems to the US Army and Marine Corps warfighters in all Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO). Among his duties, LtCol Corbett’s is responsible for coordinating operations for all 26 RSJPO outer-lying training and maintenance sites, including facilities in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Germany and the continental United States.

Previously, LtCol Corbett served in the following positions: Officer-In-Charge Joint Robotics Repair Detachment-Afghanistan; Future Plans Officer-Marine Wing Support Group-47;  Headquarters Commander-Marine Barracks Washington; White House Social Aide to the President and First Lady of the United States; Ceremonial Parade Commander-Marine Barracks Washington; Deputy Director Distance Learning Department-Marine Corps Institute; Logistics Officer-1st Battalion 4th Marine Regiment; General’s Aide-de-Camp; Formal Instructor-Marine Corps Recruiting Command; Officer Selection Officer-Marine Corps Recruiting Command;  Logistics Officer-2nd Battalion 3rd Marine Regiment.

The Grosse Pointe War Memorial is located at 32 Lake Shore Drive in Grosse Pointe, Mich. For more information on this and the other programs at the community resource, please call (313) 881-7511 or visit www.warmemorial.org. The event is open to members of all communities.


The Grosse Pointe War Memorial

Hailed as an exceptional community resource, the Grosse Pointe War Memorial serves an estimated 200,000 individuals with over 2,000 functions annually including dance, art, music, theater, health and personal enrichment and a multitude of children’s and youth programs.

The main building, constructed in 1910 on the shores of Lake St. Clair, is the former home of the Russell Alger family. It is designated as a state and national historic site and serves as a living memorial honoring Grosse Pointe residents who have served in the armed forces. As a 501(c) 3 charitable organization, the War Memorial receives no tax-dollar support and relies on voluntary contributions to carry out its mission.


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