Patriot Week in the News


September 4, 2013

Judge’s faith helped spark vision for Patriot Week

Judge Michael Warren and his daughter, Leah, help plant a “Liberty Tree” during Patriot Week celebrations in 2012.

Pontiac — If Judge Michael Warren hadn’t become Catholic in 1993, he would never have founded Patriot Week.

September 14, 2021

After 9/11 attacks, local judge’s Catholic faith inspired ‘Patriot Week’ celebration

LAKE ORION  Since 2009, Judge Michael Warren has been trying to encourage Americans to rediscover their roots as a people and the founding principles that built the nation. 

Americans once had a robust civic calendar, Judge Warren notes, marked with key events such as George Washington’s birthday, Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day and Armistice Day, but now those dates have either been largely forgotten or relegated to occasions to have a mattress sale. 

July 24, 2020

Judge Michael Warren Commentary about Threats to Judicial Independence

Recent polls have shown a dismaying ignorance of civics and American history which is coming home to roost. Less than half of the people can identify the three branches of government: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. This might explain the vitriol, death threats, and violence that are spewing at our judicial officers. 

September 7, 2021

Foundation, OCBA to host panel for Patriot Week

The Patriot Week Foundation and Oakland County Bar Association’s Diversity & Inclusion and Law Related Education committees are pleased to host a panel of distinguished attorneys and judges to discuss the state of equal rights and protections in America today.

September 11, 2020

For 7 Days, We Remember Our Past to Secure Our Future

Judge Warren joins the podcast on this first day of Patriot Week 2020 to explain how you and your family can take part in remembering our past over the next seven days. 

October 03, 2019

Mock Trial will Consider Free Speech v. Hate Speech

In a seemingly divided society, when does ones person’s speech become another person’s hate speech? That is the question that SOAR (Society of Active Retirees) will address in a mock trial later this month at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills.

September 16, 2019

OPINION: Patriot Week is symbolic to what America is all about

September 16, 2019

American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) Observes Patriot Week and the Anniversary of the signing of the Constitution (Constitution Day):

The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the nation in celebrating Patriot Week and honoring the anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787.

September 13, 2019

Senate Passes Peters, Kennedy Resolution Designating Patriot Week

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and John Kennedy (R-LA) applauded Senate passage of a bipartisan resolution they introduced designating September 11th through September 17th as Patriot Week. Cofounded by Judge Michael Warren of Oakland County, Michigan, Patriot Week would honor the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks, celebrate Constitution Day on the 17th and encourage students to learn more about the history of the United States.

September 11, 2019

Michigan Senate approves “Michigan Patriot Week” resolution

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution to designate September 11th through the 17th as “Michigan Patriot Week.”

September 01, 2019

Prescott Valley Patriot Week begins Sept. 6 with Healing Fields

Patriot Week 2019 is Sept. 11-17, and the Town of Prescott Valley again celebrates it beginning much sooner.

September 01, 2019

Yavapai Supervisors to declare Patriot Week and Patriot Day

The county board is declaring Sept. 11-17 as Patriot Week and Sept. 11 as Patriot Day throughout Yavapai County, and encourages “citizens to renew their appreciation and understanding of America’s spirit and reflect on the importance of patriotism to America’s past, present and future.”

July 11, 2019

Renewing the Spirit of America at Local Pub Gatherings in Michigan

The Patriot Week Foundation debuted their first local Patriot Gathering this week at the Fork ‘N’ Pint in Lake Orion, Michigan.

March 18, 2019

'Constitution 101' Judge Speaks to Students at Oakland Community College

Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Michael Warren recently guest lectured to a class of Business Law students at Oakland Community College about “Constitution 101.”

March 22, 2018

Patrick Henry Event Honors Patriots

Patriot Week hosted its Fifth Annual Patrick Henry Event on Thursday, March 22, at the San Marino Club in Troy.

December 15, 2017

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Celebrates Constitution Day

In Lansing, the law school hosted a luncheon to discuss federalism and limited government with featured speaker Hon. Michael Warren from the Oakland County Circuit Court. During his remarks, Warren reminded students of the founding principals on which the constitution was based.

November 22, 2017

Patriot Week Library Initiative Featured In Oakland County Bar Annual Report

The Troy Public Library built a program series and book displays around the Patriot Week Initiative theme and were delighted at the interest on the part of the community. Attendance was high at our programs, as so many people have an interest in history, especially as it informs our present day. The Patriot Week programming enhanced our offerings to the public and we were glad to be a part of it. 

October 17, 2017

Constitution Day Celebrated

Last month the Macomb County Bar Foundation hosted a Constitution Day celebration for high school students at the Macomb County Courthouse. 

October 12, 2017

The Honorable Judge Michael Warren, Founder of Patriot Week Presents at Cooley Law School

Hon. Michael Warren of the Oakland County Circuit Court spoke to more than 80 WMU Cooley Law School students, faculty and staff during a Constitution Day luncheon hosted by the law school’s Lansing campus on Sept. 19.

October 11, 2017

Brighton Teachers & Students Present Report on Patriot Week

A Brighton High School teacher and two students gave a presentation on Patriot Week at the Brighton Board of Education meeting Monday night. 

September 19, 2017

Constitution Day

Hon. Michael Warren of the Oakland County Circuit Court spoke to more than 80 WMU Cooley Law School students, faculty, and staff during a Constitution Day luncheon hosted by the law school’s Lansing Campus on September 19th. 

September 15, 2017

Patriot Week; September's REAL Holiday

The real holiday to celebrate this September is Patriot Week…

September 14, 2017

September's Real Holiday, A Guest Column by Judge Michael Warren

Patriot Week invigorates American citizens’ appreciation and understanding of their nation’s spirit.

September 17, 2012

Civil Forfeiture to be Discussed at Constitution Day Event

On Friday, Sept. 15, Clark Neily, vice president of criminal justice of the Cato Institute, will join a panel discussion at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Auburn Hills campus to discuss the constitutionality of civil forfeiture.

April 12, 2011

‘Patriot Bill’ an easy vote for lawmakers

Amid all of the political turmoil in Lansing, our state representatives should take a breather and pass something that is a no-brainer…

October 01, 2010

Veteran Speaks at Patriot Week Event

The Community House in Birmingham hosted a Patriot Week event Thursday, Sept. 16, featuring John Todd, a political science and business law professor at Rochester College and a decorated war veteran…

September 08, 2010

Patriot Week events focus on history, spirit

Created by Judge Michael Warren and his 11-year-old daughter Leah, the goal of Patriot Week is to renew the American spirit by focusing on education to revive appreciation and understanding of American history…

April 14, 2010

Oakland Judge’s Patriot Week Showcases First Principles

Judge Michael Warren disclaims full responsibility for developing Patriot Week, which debuted last year…

September 13, 2010

Community House to Host Patriot Week Event

The Community House will host the Patriot Week event “What is Patriotism and Why is it Important Today?” on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 9 a.m…

August 27, 2012

State Senate Resolution to Recognize Sept. 11-17 as Patriot Week Approved

With the upcoming 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States many are looking for ways to honor and remember those who perished on that infamous day in American history…