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Starting Feb. 1, Recreation Passport needed for Belle Isle vehicle entry

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Abundance of outdoor recreational activities available at Belle Isle Park

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.Belle IsleFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 23, 2014Contact: Jason Fleming, 517-284-6098, Debbie Munson-Badini906-226-1352 orEd Golder517-284-5815

Starting Feb. 1, Recreation Passport needed for Belle Isle vehicle entry
Recreation Passport holders get year-round access to Michigan state parks

February marks the one-year anniversary of Belle Isle operating as Michigan's 102nd state park and also ends the gradual phase-in of the Recreation Passport at the island park. Beginning Sunday, Feb. 1, all vehicles entering Belle Isle will need a Recreation Passport – $11 for vehicles, $5 for motorcycles. The Recreation Passport will provide vehicle entry not only at Belle Isle, but also at other state parks throughout Michigan.

Belle Isle became a state park in February 2014 under a 30-year lease agreement between the city of Detroit and the state. The park offers an abu…

#Veteran Events & Announcements 12/25 to 1/1/15

Listed below are the events I have for the next 21 days here in the Metro Detroit area, and things are slowing down.  I have attached my latest event listing which has 1 new item.  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

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website & Detroit Public Televisions' new Veterans website:
http://www.michiganveterans.com/home/Calendar.aspx
http://www.veterans.dptv.org/all-events/
ANNOUNCEMENTS!HAPPY HOLIDAYS!"Snow Removal Help for Disabled Vets" A new program to assist disabled vets with their snow removal has been started by EverGreen in partership with BOSS Snowplow. For more information call 877-758-4835 or see t…

Oratorical Deadline Jan 2nd, 2015 & Police Officer and Fire Fighter Nominations Due Jan 2nd

Just a reminder as most students will be heading on holiday break on Friday that the deadline to participate in The American Legion Oratorical Contest for 2015 is Jan 2nd, 2015. 
Contestants will compete at several levels for scholarship money to be used for college education. A 1st and 2nd place winner at the State level will win $1500 and $800. The state's first place winner will then move on to the National level and compete for $18,000, $16,000, and $14,000 in scholarship money. However, as the student progresses through competition on the National level they will receive $1500 for each level they advance.
Ninth to grade 12 students (U.S. citizens and under the age of 20) enrolled in a high school or junior high school or equivalent may compete. The topics will be on one of 4 Constitutional amendments.
For information please respond to this email or visit www.michiganlegion.org/oratorical
Note students can participate every year they are still eligible; younger students can co…

THE TIME HAS ARRIVED!

THE TIME HAS ARRIVED! By:Steve Striggow, Department Membership Director
Since July we have been putting out an important message. That message is to be in the final push mode from the start, rather than waiting until it is too late. That time is almost upon us. All the easy renewals have been received and now the hard part really begins. As Iwrite this, there are 20 posts at 100%. The incentives for 100% posts come to an end on December 31st.  Please remember for the Commander to receive the blazer for 100 % membership, the Post Adjutant must submit verification to Department with the size required. The Early Bird Drawing will take place at the Winter Meeting in Flint.
            In the last Legionnaire, I asked how well you knew your membership. I hope this caused you to take a look and ask some questions. There really are no excuses for the posts lagging behind. With all the help available with a phone call or email, we can all succeed. There have been instances of posts holding mem…

There is a difference......

Veteran’s Day By David Gillis Thumbprint News, Clay Township, Columnist
Before the worship began, the pastor stepped to the church’s pulpit and asked as he did in previous years that all military veterans stand to be recognized for their service to the country.  He said, “We are grateful for your service,” as members of the congregation applauded.  What a great gesture. right?  Not quite.  You see, it was Memorial Day, a time designated to remember those who gave their lives protecting our freedoms.
Now, before someone suggests that I’m picking on the clergy, please understand that this same mistake is made by government officials at the highest level, by well-educated university administrators, by newspaper journalists, and by television news commentators every year.  What makes it even more concerning and unfortunately, less respectful is that the actual Veterans Day is often forgotten.
Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day.  Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring…

Merry Christmas from The American Legion Department of Michigan

Merry Christmas!
As we sit with our family and friends to day celebrating the holiday season, please take time to remember our men and women in uniform who, today, will be away from family because of their service to our country.  
To them we say THANK YOU!!!
To the family left behind missing them we say THANK YOU!!! Too because when someone serves, the whole family serves.

#Veteran Events & Announcements 12/18 to 12/25

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area, and things are slowing down.  I have attached my latest event listing which has nothing new, just what is coming up.  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

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website & Detroit Public Televisions' new Veterans website:
http://www.michiganveterans.com/home/Calendar.aspx
http://www.veterans.dptv.org/all-events/
ANNOUNCEMENTS!"Snow Removal Help for Disabled Vets" A new program to assist disabled vets with their snow removal has been started by EverGreen in partership with BOSS Snowplow. For more information call 877-758-4835 or see …

Constitutional Speech Contest Seeks Contestants in Michigan #CollegeScholarship #moneyforschool

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The American Legion Department of Michigan 212 N Verlinden Ave, Lansing, MI 48915
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Constitutional Speech Contest Seeks Contestants in Michigan
The American Legion Department of Michigan Oratorical Contest entry deadline is January 2nd, 2015.  Contestants will compete at several levels for scholarship money to be used for college education.  A 1st and 2nd place winner at the State level will win $1500 and $800.  The state’s first place winner will then move on to the National level and compete for $18,000, $16,000, and $14,000 in scholarship money.  However, as the student progresses through competition on the National level they will receive $1500 for each level they advance.  Ninth to grade 12 students (U.S. citizens and under the age of 20) enrolled in a high school or junior high school or equivalent may compete.  The topics will be on one of 4 Constitutional amendments. For more information visit www.michiganlegion.org /oratorical  or call Roxanne Osga at (517)…

#Veteran Events & Announcements 12/11 to 12/18 #DetroitArea

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area, and things are slowing down.  I have attached my latest event listing which has just 2 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

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website & Detroit Public Televisions' new Veterans website:
http://www.michiganveterans.com/home/Calendar.aspx
http://www.veterans.dptv.org/all-events/
ANNOUNCEMENTS!"Snow Removal Help for Disabled Vets" A new program to assist disabled vets with their snow removal has been started by EverGreen in partership with BOSS Snowplow. For more information call 877-758-4835 or see their att…

#Veteran Events & Announcements 12/4 to 12/11 #AmericanLegion

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area, and things are slowing down.  I have attached my latest event listing which has just 1 new item 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

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website & Detroit Public Televisions' new Veterans website:
http://www.michiganveterans.com/home/Calendar.aspx
http://www.veterans.dptv.org/all-events/
ANNOUNCEMENTS!"Snow Removal Help for Disabled Vets" A new program to assist disabled vets with their snow removal has been started by EverGreen in partership with BOSS Snowplow. For more information call 877-758-4835 or see their atta…