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Memorial Day 2012

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We set this day aside to remember all of those who gave all


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.

History of Memorial Day

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http://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/memday/history.asp



Read about the History of Memorial Day


"Memorial Day Order" General Orders No. 11,Grand Army of the Republic Headquarters. I.     The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance no form or ceremony is prescribed, but Posts and com­rades will, in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.
            We are organized, Comrades, as our regulations tell us, for the purpose among other things, "of preserving and strengthening those kind and fraternal feelings which have bound together the soldiers sailors and marines, who united to suppress the late rebellion."  What can aid more to assure this result than by cheri…

Support the Michigan Wound Warrior Retreat Program at ACO Hardware

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Support the Wounded Warrior Retreat Program this Weekend
Legionnaires and friends of Veterans in Michigan.  Saturday and Sunday when you have to run to one of 66 local ACO Hardware stores please give and fill out one of these cards.  The donation will send returning service members on relax weekends when they return to reconnect with their families.

www.michiganlegion.org/aco

Thank you.

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.

Thank You Farmington & Farmington Hills Michigan Community

From American Legion Post 346 in Farmington, MI
FARMINGTON, MI (May 21st, 2012)- The American Legionnaires and Ladies Auxiliary of Farmington Post 346 would like to give a heart-felt Thank You to the communities of Farmington and Farmington Hills for helping to make this year's Poppy Days a success. It's hard to imagine that a little crepe paper flower can do so much good. Each poppy is hand made by hospitalized and disabled veterans who are paid a small amount for each one, for some this may be their only income. 
Then American Legion and Auxiliary members nation-wide man street corners and side-walks to distribute poppies to the public. Poppies are never "sold" but "offered" to the public in exchange for donations, 100% of those donations are used toward programs and projects that help veterans and their families in need throughout the year. Last year alone American Legion Post 346 in Farmington gave over $6000 to local veterans and their families who were …

Rep Chuck Moss Veterans Town Hall Meeting Friday May 11th 3pm

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VETERAN TOWN HALL MEETING IN TROY WITH MICHIGAN REPRESENTATIVE CHUCK MOSS DISTRICT 40


FRIDAY, MAY 11TH, 2012 3 PM


AT THE VFW POST 4037 2375 East Maple, Rd. Troy, MI. 48083
Attending with Representative Moss will be Senator Pappageorge and Representative Marty Knollenberg. Additional parking across street from the   Post.
ALL VETERANS WELCOME 
Rep. Moss represent residents of Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake Village, Franklin, Bingham Farms, Beverly Hills and Sylvan Lake in the 40th District.
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.

Michigan Senator Kahn, 32nd District

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senator Roger Kahn 
Will be holding a Veterans Town Hall meeting Monday May 7th, 2012 at 1 p.m.
Location:  5140 State St. Suite 101, Saginaw, MI 
Veterans are encourage to attend to ask questions about the issues facing our Michigan Veterans. Legionnaires in the 8th District are asked to attend.

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.