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Honoring 50 years of Dedication to American Legion Baseball in Michigan

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At the November 13th, District 18 meeting Wally Christensen was honored for his 50 years of dedication to American Legion Baseball program.  He was presented with a plaque from Department Commander Dick Chatman, kind words were said by local leaders and colleagues, and a special poem was written by Craig Hamilton. 
Thank You Wally! November 13, 2011
Wally we’re here to honor you For the lives you’ve touched by staying true To values you live by and helped install In your 50 year tenure with American Legion baseball.
Thousands of players had a chance to play. You welcomed all teams, none sent away. Players learned teamwork, sportsmanship too, How to work hard and follow through.
You lead by example.  Endless hours you shared. At meetings and tournaments, Wally was there. One year, when you should have been off of your feet, You ran district playoffs in over 100 degree heat!
Wally, you’re feisty and competitive too. You fight for what’s right.  Your heart stays true. Farmington’s your team.  Your goal …

Apply for a $500 Scholarship from the Michigan Legion Deadline Jan 16th, 2012

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Guy M. Wilson Scholarship Application $500 ScholarshipAVAILABLE TO: Michigan's High School Sons, Daughters or Grandchild of Veterans Planning to Attend a Michigan College.  Selection Based On: Students Academic Standing (2.5 GPA minimum)Financial NeedParents Military Service RecordStudent Academic Goals and IntentionsSend applications to District Commander by January 16, 2012 (date received by). See last page of application for District Commanders information.

The American Legion Department of Michigan represents over 70,000 members in the State of Michigan. The American Legion was founded in 1919, based on “The Four Pillars”; veteran rehabilitation, Americanism, child welfare, and national security and continued above all its mission as a consumers’ advocate for veterans. For more information contact the Michigan Legion at 517-371-4720 ext 16, mark@michiganlegion.org, or visit our website at www.michiganlegion.org.

Deadline for Brewer Scholarship Application is Monday January 16th, 2012

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William D. & Jewell Brewer Scholarship Application $500 ScholarshipAVAILABLE TO: Residents of Michigan who are a son, daughter or grandchild of a veteran planning to attend any recognized college or university.  Selection Based On: Students Academic Standing (2.5 GPA minimum)Financial NeedParents Military Service RecordStudent Academic Goals and IntentionsSend applications to District Commander by January 16, 2012 (date received by). See last page of application for District Commanders information.

The American Legion Department of Michigan represents over 70,000 members in the State of Michigan. The American Legion was founded in 1919, based on “The Four Pillars”; veteran rehabilitation, Americanism, child welfare, and national security and continued above all its mission as a consumers’ advocate for veterans. For more information contact the Michigan Legion at 517-371-4720 ext 16, mark@michiganlegion.org, or visit our website at www.michiganlegion.org.