Mar 21, 2019


The Foundation hosted The 6th Annual Patrick Henry Event in March in order to recognize those who embody what Patriot Week stands for. Patriot of the Year Awards were presented to recognize an exemplary organization, public servant, and for contributions to the military. Honorees included the late President of the United States, George H.W. Bush, Sergeant Brian Birney and Grace Centers of Hope. Our event was emceed by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Viviano.

Oct 19, 2018

1:00PM - 3:00PM

The 2nd Amendment on Trial

SOAR members, guests and the public atteended this Mock Trial as to the Second Amendment at Adat Shalom Synagogue.  


Is the Right to bear arms absolute? Was the Second Amendment meant for militias, or for self-defense of individuals? Is reasonable regulation a legislative, political, democratic, or constitutional process?

Sep 27, 2018

Rule of Law Bus Tour

Rule of Law Bus Tour

September 27-28

The Republican Women's Federation of Michigan hosted an educational bus tour that explained the rule of law, the one court justice in Michigan, and promoted voter registration. Under the theme "Protecting the Rule of Law & the Judiciary," the tour featured Judge Michael Warren, Erin Merisino, and others. Stops included Lansing, Pontiac, Traverse City, Grand Rapids, Detroit, and others. 

Featured Speakers: Professor William Wagner, State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker, Judge Michael McKay

Sep 22, 2018

Traverse City Constitution Celebration

This educational event celebrated the founding document of the United States. A fun filled evening recognizing the founding of this amazing country joined together with leaders from around the state of Michigan. Round table discussions, recognizing and honoring veterans, fellowship with great Americans and a special tribute to the Founder of the Constitution Celebration.  Judge Michael Warren lead the round table discussion about Federalism and Enumerated Powers; other round table discussions included  term limits, politics and the Constitution, civil rights and the Constitution, kids teaser table, and others. 

Sep 19, 2018

Federalist Society Teleforum

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman and Judge Michael Warren discussed Patriot Week’s importance in renewing the Spirit of America.  Topics that were covered include the Constitution, culture, federalism, the Founding Era & History, and Philosophy.  

Sep 18, 2018

“Michigan: A Great Place to Live” Town Hall Meeting at Oakland University

This was a town hall meeting at Oakland University to discuss why Michigan is a great place to live, as well as areas of public policy where we need to improve, including infrastructure, the environment and public safety. Light refreshment provided. Seating is limited.

Sep 18, 2018

“Michigan Divided” Film and Discussion at Oakland University


Sep 18, 2018

Patriot Week Commemoration with Troy Kiwanis

Judge Michael Warren presented on Impeachment. 

Sep 18, 2018

Voter Registration at Oakland University

The Center for Michigan was on campus all day at Oakland University, giving everyone an opportunity to register to vote. 


Sep 17, 2018

The US Constitution-the blueprint to liberty, freedom and prosperity

Macomb County Community College South Campus hosted The US Constitution-the blueprint to liberty, freedom and prosperity. 


Court of Appeals Judge Christoper Murray addressed the vital importance of the United States Constitution as the blueprint for our liberty, freedom and prosperity.  

Sep 17, 2018

Constitution Day Presentation

Western Michigan Cooley Law School - Auburn Hills Campus hosted a Constitution Day Presentation where Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Clement discussed the Constitution.  

Sep 17, 2018

Patrioit Week Forensics Competition

The Patriot Week Forensics Competition was held at the Oakland County Circuit Court.   Middle School Students were hosted from several schools for a speech competition. Students gave presentations about Patriot Week themes in front of panels of judges and lawyers. 

Sep 17, 2018

Patriot Week/Constitution Day Presentation at Macomb County Community College

Macomb Community College hosted the US Constitution-the blueprint to liberty, freedom and prosperity where Court of Appeals Judge Christoper Murray addressed the critical importance of the Constitution and how it provides the foundation for our freedom and prosperity.

Sep 17, 2018

WMU Cooley Constitution Day

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Auburn Hills Campus hosted the Constitution and the Rule of Law. Michigan Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Clement addressed the Rule of Law and why it is a basic foundational premise of the law of our land.

Sep 16, 2018

The Other Battlefield - Women in the Civil War

Mini Lecture was given by Bill Grandstaff,  "The Other Battlefield- Women in the Civil War”, of the Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society.

There are many untold stories and roles that were filled by brave and remarkable women. Consider the wife left at home as the husband marches off to war. She must maintain the home, the farm, or the business and care for the children alone.  We will explore some of the reasons that women of that era might need to look for a better PR man…or should I say woman, to promote and explain their wartime roles. We will try to answer the obvious question - why did the newspapers by-pass stories of the heroic women back home and fill all those columns with stories of men at war? 

Sep 15, 2018

United States Air Force Marathon

The 2018 Air Force Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K was held on September 15, 2018. 

The 5K Race hosted by Wright State University was held on September 14, 2018.  


Sep 15, 2018

1:00-4:00 PM

9th Annual Patriot Festival

This year's Patriot Festival was hosted by American House in Sterling Heights, MI.  In 2009 Circuit Court Judge Michael Warren and his daughter founded Patriot Week, a time to reflect on the values and history of our great country. Starting with September 11th, a day to honor the 3,000 Americans  who lost their lives in 2001 and ending with September 17th, Constitution Day, the week includes a variety of ceremonies and celebrations including the Patriot Week Celebration. 

Sep 14, 2018

Robert W. Saunders, Civil Rights, and the Fourteenth Amendment Lunch & Learn Event

Saunders was a student at U of D Law School, when he was asked to return to Florida and become Field Director there for the NAACP. He became "Mr. Civil Rights" in the state between 1952 and 1965 and was involved in many key cases and protests, often endangering his own life.  Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine presented the discussion. 

Sep 14, 2018

Constitution Day at the Oakland Circuit Court

Hundreds of Cornerstone Schools, Bloomfield Hills, and International Academy middle schoolers learned about the Constitution first hand at the Oakland County Circuit Court through a wide range of engaging activities, including special speakers, Constitution Quiz Bowl, and mock trials.  Keynote speeches by Patriot Week co-founders Judge Michael Warren & Leah Warren.  Hosted by the Oakland Circuit and Probate Courts.  

Sep 13, 2018

Frederick Douglass at 200

Presentation by Professor Roy Finkenbine, Professor of History & Director of the Black Abolitionist Archives, University of Detroit Mercy.


Through his confidence and words of wisdom he was able to change the national set of values by working to abolish slavery. His actions helped many reach their desired dream of freedom. Frederick’s value of determination, balance, expressiveness and freedom encourages others to also learn his values.


Sep 11, 2018

Older Persons Commission Event

9/11: Commemoration & the Renewal of America
Older Persons’ Commission | 650 Letica Drive | Rochester, MI 48307


Judge Michael Warren commemorated the events of 9/11 and explored innovative ways to renew the spirit of America.

Sep 11, 2018


9/11 Commemoration, Lake Orion Veteran's Memorial

Various first responders, religious leaders, and Patriot Week co-founder Leah Warren (special opening remarks) commemorated the Day the Earth Stood Still.  Keynote speeches given by Marine Brian Birney; color guard; special music by the Lake Orion Choir; and taps.  

Sep 11, 2018

1:00 PM

2018 Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial Ceremony

Sep 10, 2018

Patriot Week At Comerica Park

The Detroit Tigers recognized Patriot Week during their opening ceremonies. The Civil Air Patrol’s honor guard (Oakland Composite Squadron) took the field and displayed the 7 flags celebrated in Patriot Week to renew the spirit of America before the best fans in baseball. 

Sep 09, 2018

Patriot Ruck

The #RUCKTOHONOR all military members, veterans and first responders who have served and sacrified after the attacks on 9/11.

Sep 09, 2018

Patriot's Race

The 3rd Annual 2018 Patriots Race at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery benefited Michigan veterans and their families through the Michigan Wounded and Returning Warriors Project. 

Sep 08, 2018

Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund's Annual Run to Remember

The 8th annual Michigan Remembers 9-11 Fund 5K run/walk was held to remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, including 19 with Michigan connections, and to honor and celebrate the brave men and women across Michigan who protect and serve our communities and nation on a daily basis. 

Sep 08, 2018

Creative Discovery Museum Offers Free Admission To First Responders In Honor Of Patriot Week

Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga, TN offered Free Admission To First Responders In Honor Of Patriot Week 

Sep 07, 2018

Prescott Valley Patriot Week

Prescott Valley Patriot Week

September 7-14


Prescott Valley Arizona’s Patriot Week was multifaceted, including Prescott Valley Healing Field of Northern Arizona (more than 3000 American flags fly on the grounds of the Prescott Valley Civic Center - Governor Ducey to attend the blessing of the field); Patriot Run (10k, 5k, and fun run), Annual 9-11 Memorial Program (honor guards, bagpipers, keynote speaker Judith Andrews (NJ school principal during 9.11 attacks), and Free Patriotic Concerts Prescott Valley Center).  

Sep 06, 2018

The Federalist Society's Supreme Court Review


University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
651 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226

This is a free event, but registration is required. Please email Thomas Rheaume at



Michael R. Huston

Assistant to the Solicitor General, 

United States Department of Justice

Mar 22, 2018


The Foundation hosted The 5th Annual Patrick Henry Event in March in order to recognize those who embody what Patriot Week stands for. Patriot of the Year Awards were presented to recognize an exemplary organization, public servant, and for contributions to the military. Honorees included the late Congressman Joe Knollenberg, Captain/Judge/Director James Redford and MEA TV & Radio. Our event was emceed by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson.

Jan 29, 2018

7:00 PM

Citizen Dialogue: Gerrymandering, A Discussion About Representative Government

Monday, January 29th 2018


7:00PM, 9:30PM,


2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford Township MI


The center for the Study of Citizenship of Wayne State University, in conjunction with Oakland Schools, is hosting citizen dialogue for the topic: Gerrymandering and Representative Government. 

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