On July 8 2006, Cpl. Joseph P. Micks, son of Ken and Amy Micks of Rapid River, was killed while serving our country in Iraq. Joseph is the only Delta County resident to have lost his life in Iraq. The Mick’s family said, “Joseph was our hero, he stood up for our country and gave it everything he had.”
Since, we have honored our Fallen Hero by dedicating the 'Lest They Be Forgotten Memorial' to him Memorial Day, May 25, 2009, in Masonville Township Park, Rapid River, Michigan.
In Michigan, the Fallen Heroes Memorial mission was established to create, and help maintain, hometown Lest They Be Forgotten Memorials. These memorials are being placed in honor of the brave men and women who have lost their lives defending the United States of America. Michigan has dedicated 13 memorials.
We also, honor Joe and all the brave men and woman who have sacrificied by having an Annual Memorial Day 5 K Run/Walk. Please come and show your support for all those who have given their All.
"Cherish your Freedom and Guard it with Honor and Respect, for it carries the Blood of Those who gave it to you!"