#Veteran Events & Announcements 3/26 to 4/9

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area.  Things are picking up since this event listing which has 8 new items.  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:

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website & Detroit Public Televisions' new Veterans website:


"40th Anniversary of Fall of Saigon" Detroit Public Television (Channel 56) will be running at 9PM on April 28th a special on this historic event. There will also be public showing at a number of places in the tri-county area. For information on where these screening will take place visit their website. If you would like to see a trailer of this film you can visit this special website.


"Thursday, March 26, 2015" The Detroit Red Wings, along with Patriots Hockey, is having special discount tickets to their hockey game, with prices from $30 to $50, at the Joe in downtown Detroit, 7PM. $10 of each ticket sold will be donated to Semper Fi Fund to help veterans in need. Bring your ticket stub back on March 29th for free admission to the Patriots will face off against the Detroit Engineers. To order tickets online visit the Red Wings site (promo code Hockey), call Jamie at 313-471-7138, or see flyer

"Thursday, March 26, 2015" The Patriot Week Organization is hosting its 2nd annual Patrick Henry Event at the Community House, 360 S Bates, Birmingham, from 7 to 8:30PM. Guest speakers include Oakland County Exec L. Brooks Patterson & Colonel Philip Sheridan, 127th Vice Wing Commander at Selfridge. General admission is $50. For more information see flyer.

"Saturday, March 28, 2015" The War Dog Memorial Association will be holding their annual Spring Clean-Up at the cemetery, 25805 Milford Rd, S Lyon, from 10AM to 3PM. They could use some help so bring your rake or gas powered blower out to the cemetery and lend a hand. For more info contact Phil at 248-685-8307.

"Saturday, March 28, 2015" The St Clair Shores VFW Post 1146 is hosting a Welcome Vietnam Veterans Day with live entertainment, munches, & more, all for free, startingat 3PM till 7PM. The post is located at 28404 Jefferson, St Clair Shores. See flyer for more info.

"Monday, March 30, 2015" The American Indian Veterans of Michigan is hosting a Welcome Vietnam Veterans Day with munches, & more, all for free, starting at 2PM till late!. They are located at 26641 Lawrence, Center Line. For more info contact Chris at 248-210-6153 or see flyer.

"Tuesday, March 31, 2015" VFW Post 1407 is hosting a trip to Firekeepers Casino in the western part of the state. Motorcoach will leave the post, 23466 Forest, Oak Park, at 9AM, returning at 7PM. Cost is $40 per person, which includes $20 in freeplay, juice, etc. For more info see flyer.

"Wednesday, April 1, 2015" The Yankee Air Museum is presenting another in their free presentations on WWII, this time on the B-17 Bomber. This will take place in their General Purpose Room at the Museum, Willow Run Airport, starting at 7:30PM.

"Saturday, April 4, 2015" American Legion Post 32 Riders are presenting their Spring Comedy Kick Start at their post, 9318 Newburgh Rd, Livonia, with doors opening at 6PM for cocktails & dinner, show at 7:30. Advance tickets are $30 per person, none sold at the door. Dinner includes primo pasta dinner, salad, dessert buffet, etc. For more info contact Trish at 734-858-7956 or see flyer.

"Tuesday, April 7, 2015 (NEW)" The City of Southfield Human Services Department, along with Training & Treatment Innovations, are hosting on the first Tuesday of each month, 1PM till 3PM, coordination & assistance to veterans & their families who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. You do not need to be a Southfield resident to get assistance. For assistance contact the city at 248-796-4546 or see flyer.

And from our friends at the VFW:
  1. March 26th, Thursday 6:15 p.m. – VFW 4156 White Lake – "BINGO".  VFW 4156 is located at 321 Union Lake Road in White Lake 48386.  Phone 248-698-8302.
  1. March 26th, Thursday 6:00 p.m. – Old Settlers VFW 4659 Shelby Twp. – "EUCHRE".  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Play starts at 7:00 p.m.  Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Coney Dogs, French Fries and Chili available.  Post 4659 is located at 8311 Wilson in Shelby Twp.  48316.  Phone (586) 781-9109.
  1. March 27th, Friday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Bruce VFW Post 1146 St. Clair Shores.  "FRIDAY FISH FRY DINNER and OTHER DINNERS".  Every Friday until April 3, 2015.  Senior & Children's Menu.  Extras and Sides Available.  Carry Outs available.  "OPEN TO THE PUBLIC".  Invite your Family & Friends.  Bruce Post 1146 is located at 28404 Jefferson Avenue in St. Clair Shores.  Just North of 11 Mile Road on the water side.
  1. March 27th, Friday 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – VFW 6802 Richmond – "ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH FRY".  NEW LOW PRICE!  Adults are $10.  Children 5-12 $5.  Children 4 and Under Free.  Carry Outs available.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  VFW 6802 is located at 34339 32 Mile Road in Richmond 48062.  Phone (586) 727-1436.
  1. March 27th, Friday 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Menge VFW 6756 Center Line – "FRIDAY FISH FRY".   Post 6756 is located at 25500 Sherwood Avenue in Warren 48091.  Phone (586) 756-6756.
  1. March 27th, Friday 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – VFW 7573 New Baltimore – "FISH FRY".  Includes Fish, French Fries, Coleslaw and Dessert for $8.  Carry Outs available.  Post 7573 is located at 35011 23 Mile Road in New Baltimore.  Phone (586) 725-7100.
11.  March 27th, Friday 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – VFW 1669 Royal Oak – "BURGER & FRIES for $5.50".  Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  Tell your Family & Friends.  Post 1669 is located at 214 E. 4th Street in Downtown Royal Oak, just 2 blocks East of Main Street.  Phone (248) 541-9846.
  1. March 27th, Friday 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – VFW 1370 Pontiac – "Burger's- $4 w/ fries $5, Devil Dog- $3 w/ fries $4; bacon wrapped "Koegel" hot dog, beans, fresco cheese, and all the fixings including devil sauce, VFW 1370 is located at 791 Mae Court in Pontiac 48340.  Phone (248) 858-9501.
13.  March 27th, Friday 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. – VFW 1669 Royal Oak – "KARAOKE IN THE CLUBROOM".  Post 1669 is located at 214 E. 4th Street in Downtown Royal Oak, just 2 blocks East of Main Street.  Phone (248) 541-9846.
14.  March 28th, Saturday 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Bruce VFW Post 1146 St. Clair Shores – "5th Annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans" and "Vietnam War 50th Anniversary".  Honor the Vietnam Wall Traveling Memorial will be on display.  Live Entertainment by "Right on Q" Quartet Bag Pipers.  Free Entry!  Free Munchies.  Come and Welcome Home Our Vietnam Veteran Heroes!   Bruce Post 1146 is located at 28404 Jefferson Avenue in St. Clair Shores.  Just North of 11 Mile Road on the water side.
15.  March 30th, Monday 2:00 p.m. until ???? – American Indian Veterans of Michigan – "WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS DAY".  Mostaccioli, Salad and Garlic Bread.   Movies to be shown throughout the day.  Bake Sale.  50/50 Raffle.  Location is at 26641 Lawrence in Center Line 48015.  Contact Chris for details at (248) 210-6153.
--   Tim Wirkus  Volunteer  Southfield Veterans' Commission  southfieldvets@prodigy.net  www.southfieldvets.org


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