Camp Grayling, training National Guard troops for 100 years

By Francis X. Donnelly / The Detroit News Grayling — Unbeknownst to most people, a 100-year war has raged around this small north Michigan city. Not “war” like a dispute, but “war” like tanks, eight-inch howitzers and planes lobbing 500-pound bombs. The fighting takes place at Camp Grayling, the largest National Guard training facility in … Continue Reading →

Dusting off Detroit's grand old castle

There’s new life in the old towers of the G.A.R. Memorial Hall in Detroit: An American flag now flies from one of the turrets; the plywood that covered the windows has been replaced with plate glass; there is a new roof, and temporary fencing now surrounds the ground floor.