#Veteran Events & Announcements 7/21 to 8/4

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 9 new items. You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these future events at  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html 

You can also find many other veteran events & information for Veterans on the State of MI Veterans website, Detroit Public Televisions' Veterans website, and a few others:

"Free Legal Services" The Legal Aid & Defender Association, Inc., is hosting numerous (17 to be exact) free legal clinics (priority for vets) in both Oakland & Macomb counties for the next 6 months, all starting at 10AM. See Oakland flyer for those dates & locations. Macomb flyer for their dates & locations. More info at 877-964-4700 in Oakland County, 586-465-1344 in Macomb.
"More Free Legal Services!" The Wayne County Friend of the Court is hosting outreach assistance where you can discuss your FOC issues. There are numerous locations for the next couple of months so see flyer for times and places where you can get your issues resolved.
"Help support Buddy-2-Buddy (IMPORTANT)" The Buddy-to-Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program needs your help to keep this critical program in place in order to continue to support thousands of Michigan veterans and service members. Visit www.friends.umich.edu/buddy-to-buddy and help support Buddy-to-Buddy in its goal to generate the funding that enables the program and its volunteers to help Michigan's service members and veterans.
"Peace of Mind for us older vets!" As we all get older we need to start thinking about our medical records, a living will, a regular will, funeral expenses, etc. The State Bar of Michigan has put together a terrific booklet covering these topics with forms you can fill out at home to cover a simple will, living will, etc. Take a look to see if you should do any of this!
"Buddy-2-Buddy Job Fairs for July" This is the latest list complied by the Buddy-2-Buddy network. They do not host, just complle the list.
"Thursday, July 21, 2016 (NEW)" Congressman Tim Walberg is hosting a 50th Anniversary Lapel Pin Ceremony at the Saline American Legion Post, 320 W Michigan Ave, Saline, from 5 to 7PM. You can request a pin online at www.walberg.house.gov/Vietnam.
"Saturday, July 23, 2016" Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 is hosting its annual Golf Outing at Fernhill Golf Course, 17600 Clinton River Rd, Clinton Twp, with an 8AM registration, 9AM shotgun start. Cost is $80 per golfer which includes 18 holes of golf with cart, continental breakfast (which continent not specified), lunch, etc. For more info contact Debbie at 586-3-5031 or see flyer.
"Saturday, July 23, 2016" Randy Wise BuidckGMC, located at 2530 Owen Rd, Fenton, is hosting a Charity Car & Bike Show to support the Fallen & Wounded Soldier Fund., from 9AM till 3PM. For complete information see flyer.
"Saturday, July 23, 2016" Hulet-Bravender VFW Post in Holly is hosting a Pig Roast to honor all the veteran groups that supply Honor Guards at the Holly National Cemetery. This will take place at their post, 201 Airport Dr, Holly, starting at 1PM. for more info call Sam at 810-955-6799 or see flyer.
"Saturday, July 23, 2016" Boats4Vets is hosting its annual free boat ride for all veterans off of the Idle Hour Yacht Club on Harsens Island at 9AM. You must RSVP by 7/18 at 810-512-4660. Free boat ride, BBQ dinner, etc. For more info see flyer.
"Saturday, July 30, 2016" The Wayne State Student Vets are hosting their 6th Annual Golfing for Veterans tournament at the Links of Novi, 50395 W 10 Mile, Novi, with a shotgun start at 1:30PM. For more info call Pat at 313-577-4753 or see flyer.
"Saturday, July 30, 2016" Labadie Auto is sponsoring the CUMA 2 Mile Run and Pig Roast starting at 10AM at Great Lakes Harley Davidson in Sanford. Run will have 4 stops and end with a dinner at the Sanford American Legion Post. Cost is $20 per bike, $10 per rider. Funds raised supports the Fallen & Wounded Soldier Fund. For more info go to their Facebook page or see flyer.
"Saturday, July 30, 2016 (NEW)" VVA 154 & Wolverine Harley-Davison are hosting the annual Ride for Hospitalized Veterans. The ride will leave Wolverine, 44660 Gratiot, Clinton Twp, at 10AM to end at the Detroit VA Hospital on John R in Detroit. For a listing of items to be donated contact Pat at 586-246-0876 or see flyer.
"Monday, August 1, 2016" Arrow Strategies' is hosting its 2016 Operaton Restore Valor Golf Outing at Plum Hollow County Club, 21631 Lahser, Southfield, with a 9:30AM shotgun start. For complete information and registration form see flyer.
"Wednesday, August 3, 2016" Southfield VFW Post 2645 is having an all you can eat spaghetti dinner at their post, located at 24222 W 9 Mile, Southfield, starting at 5PM. Donation of $6 is requested. For more info see flyer.
"Wednesday, August 3, 2016 (NEW)" The Yankee Air Museum is presenting another in their FREE series on air power & WWII. Tonight's discussion will be 50 Years of Air Warfare, presented by Lon Nordeen. Again it is free and starts at 7:30PM in the General Purpose room at the museum, Willow Run Airport.
"Wednesday, August 3, 2016" This will be Veterans Night at Comerica Park as they play the Chicago White Sox, starting at 7PM. All vets and their families get special discounted tickets, with groups of 15 or more getting several other items. For more info call Carolyn at 313-471-2245 or see flyer. Must order by July 22nd

--   Tim Wirkus  USAF 66-70  VFW 2645  Life Member  VVA 154 Life Member  DAV 19 Life Member  AM Legion 328 Member  Sfd Vet Commission Member


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