#Veteran Events & Announcements 9/8 to 9/22

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 11 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 

If your group has an event benefiting veterans, or you hear of an event, please share with me so I can share with the veteran community.  I would rather get an event 3 times than not at all!

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:
http://www.michiganveterans.com/home/Calendar.aspx
http://www.veterans.dptv.org/all-events

http://www.hostmtb.org/RADs_and_Other_Retiree-Veterans_Events.html#MI
https://sites.google.com/site/miveteranevents/home/military-events

ANNOUNCEMENTS!

"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. AND ALSO NEW: Home Front Strong is hosting an 8 week program to help military of veterans and their families prepare for, and cope with, the challenges of deployment & military life. Dinner is provided and you can receive up to $140 for participating. For more info see flyer.

"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!

EVENTS!

"Friday, September 9, 2016" The Fallen & Wounded Soldier Fund is hosting a golf outing at the Moose Ridge Golf Course, 11801 Doane Rd, South Lyon, with an 8AM registration & a 9AM tee off. Cost is $150 per person. For more info & to register see flyer.

"Saturday, September 10, 2016 (Update)" American House Senior Living is hosting, in partnership with United Shore Professional Baseball League, the Louisville Slugger Warriors at an all star game at Jimmy John's Field, Auburn Road & M59 in Utica, at 1PM. . $5 for all others, to kick off Patriot Week. For more info on the Louisville Slugger Warrior Program visit their Facebook page. For more info on this game see new flyer.

"Saturday, September 10, 2016 " Madison Hgts VFW Auxiliary is hosting an all you can Corn Roast (with burgers & hot dogs), with sides, for $8, from 4 till 8PM. Located at 630 E 11 Mile, Madison Hgts.

"Sunday, September 11, 2016" The Warriors Trust Fund is hosting its 2nd annual Golf Benefit to help all veterans. It will take place at Glen Oaks Golf Course, 30500 W 13 Mile, Farmington Hills, with a 11:30AM lunch & registration & an 1PM shotgun start, 6PM dinner. For a listing of costs and to register with www.warriorstrustfund.org or see flyer.

"Sunday, September 11, 2016" White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery is hosting a Patriots Race to support the MI Wounded Returning Warriors Project. (Not part of the WWP). This will be both a 5K (starting at 9AM) and 1 Mile (start time of 9:30 AM) event with lots of prizes. Located at 621 W Long Lake Rd, Troy. See flyer for more info.

"Sunday, September 11, 2016" The Howell Eagles are hosting a breakfast (9AM till 1PM), & Chicken Dinner (4PM till 7PM), and horseshoes (1PM till 4PM) to raise funds for the Fallen & Wounded Soldier Fund. Free for vets! Will take place at 141 Schroeder Park Dr, Howell. For more info see flyer.

"Sunday, September 11, 2016 (NEW)" Piquette Square is hosting their annual Patriot Day Ceremony at their location, 6221 Brush, Detroit, starting at 2PM. All are welcome. For more info see flyer.

"Monday, September 12, 2016 (NEW)" Camp Liberty (see below for info on the camp) is hosting a Golf Outing at Glen Oaks County Club, 30500 W 13 Mile, Farmington Hills, with a 9AM start time. Ends about 8PM. Golf, craft beer, etc. For more info see flyer.

"Thursday, September 15, 2016 "Vets Returning Home is hosting a Country Concert to benefit their shelter at Royalty House, Warren, from 6:30PM till late! Tickets are $15 with main attraction Joey Vee. For more info and tickets visit there website or see flyer.

"Thursday, September 15, 2016" Woodside Bible Church in Troy is hosting a Veterans Benefit Concert. This is a fund-raiser to help us build the 75+ unit apartments in Pontiac for homeless or imminently homeless Veterans. We do have a small number of free tickets for Vets that we will be handing out personally. Everyone else can purchase them. Go to www.iTickets.com look for Matthew West for September 15th and click on the event, then on "Place Order" You'll be asked for special code so type in "comehome" and you will see this page (ticket prices start are $20 General Admission – Balcony only), $25 Main Floor Reserved, $75 Gold Circle, $125 VIP (includes post-concert Dessert Reception), until August 9th at midnight. After that, anyone can buy them. All tickets can be upgraded for the Dessert Reception by adding $35 to any individual ticket (except VIP). Donations are welcomed to offset costs for the free Veterans tickets.

"Friday, September 16, 2016" The SMGA is hosting their 4th annual Wounded Warrior Golf Tournament to benefit the Fallen & Wounded Soldier Fund. Will take place at the Firestone Golf Club, 1984 Taylor, Auburn Hills, with an 11:30AM check in & 1:30PM shotgun start. Visit their website to register or see flyer for more info.

"Friday, September 16, 2016" The National POW/MIA Recognition Day event hosted by the POW Committee of Michigan is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the "Michigan Remembers" POW/MIA Memorial, Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens, 43300 West 12 Mile Rd. (at Novi Rd.), in Novi MI. Speaker will be State Senate Leader Mike Kowall. RSVPs or questions to Debbie Piepsney at powmiapineau@outlook.com or Marty Eddy at 248-214-6398. For more info see flyer.

"Friday, September 16, 2016" The National POW/MIA Recognition Day event & vigil hosted by the VVA 154 is scheduled for 6p.m. at Resurrection Cemetery Veteran's Memorial, 18201 Cinton River Rd, Clinton Twp. For more info see flyer.

"Friday, September 16, 2016" Berkley Legion Post is hosting a Steak Fry from 5 till 8PM, 2079 W 12 Mile, Berkley, for $12.75. For more info call them at 248-542-7668 or see flyer.

"Saturday, Sunday, September 17, 18 2016 (NEW)" DAV Chapter 125 is hosting a free car show at Island Lake State Park, Kent Lake Beach, both days. Free entry, free parking, free to show your car. There are some events on Friday. For a complete rundown of events see flyer. To register your car for the show click here.

"Sunday, September 18, 2016 (NEW) " A Patriot Day Festival will take place at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Rd, Rochester Hills, fro 1 till 5PM. Patriot Week's 7th Annual Patriot Festival will be at a new location this year! Featuring patriotic activities and centered around a great local historic cite, the Patriot Festival will include speeches and presentations from dignitaries, schools, students, and others. There will also be music and food available for purchase! Admission is free and open to the public! For more information, visit http://www.patriotweek.org/upcoming-events.

"Sunday, September 18, 2016 (NEW)" UAW Region 1 is hosting a Car/Motorcycle Show at their headquarters, in Warren, with registration at 8AM till 11AM, and then open to the public from 11AM till 4PM. For more info call 586-427-9200 or see flyer.

"Sunday, September 18, 2016"Pontiac VFW Post 1370 is hosting a Veteran Gold Outing at Heather Highlands County Club, 11450 E Holly Rd, Holly, with a 7:30AM registration, 9AM shotgun start. Cost is $55 per golfer, but here are other options. For more info call 248-858-9501 or see flyer.

"Tuesday, September 20, 2016"The Canton Community Foundation is hosting a Veterans Summit at the Westland City Hall, 36300 Warren Rd, Westland, from 9AM till Noon. Numerous topics of interest for vets will be covered. For more info see flyer or call 734-495-1200.

"Wednesday, September 21, 2016 (NEW)" Veterans in Business is having its monthly free meeting for all vets owning a business, at Level One Bank, 37100 Woodward, Bloomfield Twp, starting at 11:30AM with lunch. guest speaker is James Marusich, VA Economic Liaison. For more info and parking instructions see flyer.

"Thursday, September 22, 2016" The American Indian Veterans of MI are hosting a Steak Dinner Fundraiser at their bldg, 26641 Lawrence, Center Line, from 5 tillo 10PM. Admission of $15 includes steak and all the fixings, and soft drinks. For more info call Chris at 248-210-6153 or see flyer.


--   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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