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Veteran Events & Announcements 5/29 to 6/6

Listed below are the events I have for the next 7 days here in the Metro Detroit area.  I have also attached my latest event listing which has 5 new items on it.  You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events.  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html

You can get a monthly view of events by going to:
http://www.michiganveteranresources.com/Events.aspx
ANNOUNCEMENTS!"Golf, Golf, & more Golf" It's that time of year when everyone is hosting a golf outing. To help you duffers pick the ones you like I am listing them here. Date, group hosting & where the golf takes place:"Wednesday, June 4, 2014" State VFW in Grand Blanc. Flyer"Saturday, June 21, 2014 (NEW)" Troy VFW in Troy. Flyer."Saturday, June 28, 2014" Chief Petty Officer Association at Selfridge. Flyer"Monday, July 14, 2014 (NEW)" Selfridge Air Show Group in Ch…

Legion calls for criminal investigations at VA #MiLegion

Legion calls for criminal investigations at VA
Phoenix report confirms dishonest scheduling procedures are 'systemic'

            WASHINGTON (May 28, 2014) - American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger has called for criminal investigations of all Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees responsible for "secret" waiting lists at VA hospitals linked to the preventable patient deaths, after a May 28 interim report by VA's Office of Inspector General found the practice to be "systemic."
            "Now that VA's Office of Inspector General has confirmed what The American Legion claims," Dellinger said, "we are calling not only for the resignations of Secretary Shinseki and Under Secretary Hickey, but also the chief administrators of every hospital found guilty of falsifying their waiting lists for patients.
            "We want every VA employee who participated in these cover-ups to be investigated and prosecuted t…

Proposed Amendment to the Department of Michigan By-Laws #MiLegion

At the 2014 American Legion Department of Michigan Summer Convention the following By-Law Change is being proposed.

AMENDMENT 2014
Explanation of intended change:
Amendment 1 – Reasons for change:  In many past years, the Department has not had any or very few Posts participate in the various rituals and Color Guard competitions.  The Department parades have consisted of forming up and marching around a hotel parking lot and the parade has low participation.  Due to such low participation and financial concerns, the following is submitted:

AMENDMENT 1 – Submitted by Department Internal Affairs Committee
A proposed change to the State Constitution and By-Laws, Page 3-4, Article IV, Section 1, subsection f, which now reads: The following permanent Department Committees and Subcommittees are hereby authorized:             Americanism and Community Service                         Subcommittee:  Law & Order                         Subcommittee:  Scouting             American Legion Baseball    …

Veteran Events & Announcements 5/15 to 5/22

Listed below are the events I have for the next 7 days here in the Metro Detroit area.  I have also attached my latest event listing which has 3 new items on it.  You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events.  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html

You can get a monthly view of events by going to:
http://www.michiganveteranresources.com/Events.aspx
ANNOUNCEMENTS!"Golf, Golf, & more Golf" It's that time of year when everyone is hosting a golf outing. To help you duffers pick the ones you like I am listing them here. Date, group hosting & where the golf takes place:"Friday, May 16, 2014" Operation Injured Soldiers in Novi. Flyer."Sunday, May 18, 2014" Dearbrn Legion in Dearborn. Flyer "Sunday, May 18, 2014" Richmond VFW in Ray Twp. Flyer "Wednesday, June 4, 2014" State VFW in Grand Blanc. Flyer&qu…

The American Legion Town Hall in Phoenix Tonight at 7 pm (local) - Streamed on Web

Media Advisory The American Legion Town Hall Topic: Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7 pm local time American Legion Post 41 715 South 2nd Ave Phoenix, AZ 85003 What: Deeply concerned about reports of fraudulent patient waiting lists, unacceptable wait times, denial of medical services, and a lack of accountability at Veterans Affairs Medical Centers across the country, American Legion National Commander Daniel Dellinger and The American Legion System Worth Saving Task Force have also found cases where patient satisfaction was high and VA was meeting the needs of its population in a professional and ethical manner. National Commander Dellinger and guest panelists are welcoming interested shareholders (veterans) and their families to share their experiences and concerns at the town hall. Commander Dellinger will take these concerns and experience with him when he testifies before Congress, Thursday, May 15. Media Contacts: John Raughter, (317) 441-8847, Angel…

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Veteran Events & Announcements 5/8 to 5/15

Listed below are the events I have for the next 7 days here in the Metro Detroit area.  I have also attached my latest event listing which has 11(!) new items on it.  You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events.  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html

You can get a monthly view of events by going to:
http://www.michiganveteranresources.com/Events.aspx
ANNOUNCEMENTS!"Golf, Golf, & more Golf" It's that time of year when everyone is hosting a golf outing. To help you duffers pick the ones you like I am listing them here. Date, group hosting & where the golf takes place:"Friday, May 16, 2014" Operation Injured Soldiers in Novi. Flyer."Sunday, May 18, 2014" Dearbrn Legion in Dearborn. Flyer "Sunday, May 18, 2014" Richmond VFW in Ray Twp. Flyer "Wednesday, June 4, 2014" State VFW in Grand Blanc. Flye…

American Legion Commander says Shinseki Must Go

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Editor – The following guest editorial by the national commander of The American Legion is offered for your consideration. Photos of National Commander Dellinger are available at www.legion.org. Shinseki Must Go By Daniel M. Dellinger A career soldier and Vietnam veteran, General Eric Shinseki has served his country well.  His patriotism and sacrifice for this nation are above reproach. His record as the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, however, tells a  story of bureaucratic incompetence and failed leadership. As national commander of the nation's largest veterans service organization, it is with great sadness that I call for the resignations of Secretary Shinseki, Under Secretary  of Health Robert Petzel and Under Secretary of Benefits Allison Hickey. The disturbing reports coming from the Phoenix VA Medical Center are just one of what appears to be a pattern of scandals that have infected the entire system. It has been more than 20 years since The American Legion has ca…

News Release: Commander disturbed over new VA allegations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Commander disturbed over new VA allegations Another Phoenix doctor's claim that evidence was destroyed to conceal secret waiting lists must be investigated and, if true, lead to severe consequences, Dellinger says. WASHINGTON (May 2, 2014) -- American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger reacted with serious concern following Thursday night's Arizona Republic story that a second Phoenix Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System doctor has stepped forward to corroborate allegations of patient-care failures at the facility. VA Dr. Katherine Mitchell reported to The Republic that she received a call last Sunday from a VA employee who said records were being destroyed at that very moment at the facility, which is now the subject of VA Inspector General's investigation into the deaths of as many as 40 veterans whose names were allegedly kept on a secret list and went unreported. "These shocking allegations, if true, are further proof t…

Veteran Events & Announcements 5/1 to 5/8

Listed below are the events I have for the next 7 days here in the Metro Detroit area.  I have also attached my latest event listing which has 9 new items on it.  You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events.  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html

You can get a monthly view of events by going to:
http://www.michiganveteranresources.com/Events.aspx
ANNOUNCEMENTS!"Red Cross Items for Veterans" The SE Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross has several programs to assist veterans, and their families, with free programs & grants. See the associated flyer for each to get the full details. (1) Certified Nurse Assistant Training. (2) Boots to Business. (3) Emergency Financial Assistance. For questions regarding any of these programs contact Anne at 313-576-4126."Vets to AG" This Friday (5/2) we will host a recruiting event for t…