Patriot Week renews America's spirit by celebrating the First Principles, Founding Fathers and other Patriots, vital documents and speeches, and flags that make America the greatest nation in world history. Many of current holidays have become overly commercialized or have lost their deeper meaning. There is a need to invigorate our appreciation and understanding of America's spirit. Anchored by the key dates of September 11 (the anniversary of the terrorists attacks) and September 17 (Constitution Day, the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by our Founding Fathers), the schedule for each day has a separate focus. Co-created in 2009 by Judge Michael Warren and his then 10-year-old daughter, Leah, Patriot Week has captured the imagination and support of citizens across the nation.
The grassroots effort is renewing the spirit of America, one person at a time, and is spreading throughout the nation. Activities occur in MI, NY, OH, CO, AZ, GA, PA, WA, DC, IL and more to come!
Co-creator of Patriot Week with his then 10 year old daughter Leah in 2009, Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Michael Warren was appointed to the bench by Governor John Engler in 2002, and was retained and re-elected in 2004 and 2006. He is a former member of the Michigan State Board of Education and is the chair of Cornerstone Schools Association. He has published a number of guest commentaries regarding the law, education, and civics.
A graduate of Wayne State University and the University of Michigan Law School, he began his career of public service as a judicial clerk to Michigan Supreme Court Justice Dorothy Comstock Riley. He formerly worked for the State Board of Education and the Detroit based law firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn. He is the former Executive Director of The New Common School Foundation. He has received a Distinguished Public Servant Award from the Oakland County Bar Association, a Distinguished Jurist Award from the Women’s Bar Association/Oakland Region, a Special Tribute from the Michigan Legislature, and Great Influence Award from the Michigan Council on Social Studies.