Memorial Day Service
Honoring "Detroit's Own - Polar Bears"
(American North Russia Expeditionary Force, U.S. Army, World War I )

White Chapel Memorial Cemetery
Troy, Michigan

31 May 2010


Stan Bozich, Executive Director of
Michigan's Own Military & Space Museum addresses the attendees.

Color Guard

Guest Speaker LTC Sandie Duiker (ret.).
She is the daughter of "Polar Bear" Cleo Colburn (339th Inf. Reg., Co. I)
and on Sept. 11, 2009 she retired from the Air National Guard after a military career that began in 1964.

Laying of wreaths

Color Guard exits

The Polar Bear Monument.

Larry Chase (left) and Kevin Stark.

(Photography by Kathy Grobbel)

View photos from previous Memorial Day Services at White Chapel Cemetery:

31 May 2009
26 May 2008
28 May 2007
29 May 2006
30 May 2005
31 May 2004
26 May 2003
27 May 2002
28 May 2001
29 May 2000

View photos from the "Polar Bears" Plaque Dedication Ceremony at the Detroit Zoo (10 Nov 2001)

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