This memorial was erected in honor of all veterans of all wars plus the "Home Front Heroes", the families who supported them when they went to war. It is in Holland Park in Big Rapids, Mich. With the combined forces of The American Legion/Auxiliary, AMVETS and DAV, the memorial was formally unveiled on Aug. 6, 2016. The central stone is black granite with the emblems of all the military branches. Four spires representing the four directions stand guard over this stone. The American flag, with flags of the military branches, fly behind the stone. There is also a metal cut-out of a family representing the ones who stood behind and supported our troops. Inlaid around the memorial are bricks engraved with the names of loved ones.