Zemper Statue Unveiling To Feature Flyover & Honor Guard Salute

Zemper Statue Unveiling To Feature Flyover & Honor Guard Salute

The unveiling of a statue this weekend will honor the man known to most simply as “Zemp” 

Duane Zemper was 96 when he passed away in 2016, leaving behind a legacy of community service and historical preservation. A decorated World War II combat photographer, Zemp moved to his wife’s hometown of Howell after the war, eventually co-founding the Howell Area Archives, preserving pictures dating back to the 19th century that otherwise would have been lost. He was also a lifelong volunteer, donating both time and money to local organizations including a 66-year record of straight attendance at Howell Rotary meetings. He was also an All-American at Eastern Michigan University and U.S. Olympic track qualifier.

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