Veteran Events & Announcements 12/1 to 12/15

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there is 4 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!
"Marine Corps Toys For Tots (Update)" It's getting close to that time of year. To donate toys, find drop locations, or give good old fashion cash, visit their official website for Oakland County, Wayne County, or Macomb County. ALSO speaking of Marines, the Michigan Women Marines are collecting clothing items for women veterans in need around the area and in local VA hospitals. For a complete listing of items needed and where they can be dropped off see flyer.
"VA Annual Report" Every year the VA releases a report on the status of medicine for vets. You can read the new 2016/17 report here.
"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! ALSO: Are you paying for supplemental Medicare coverage? For veterans with Medicare A & B, Humana offers a medical plan that costs $0 and offers increased civilian medical benefits as well as preventive dental, vision, a gym membership and more! Call Ryan at 313-318-7187 for additional information. This is what I use!
EVENTS!
"Sunday, December 4, 2016 (NEW)" The Desert Angles are hosting a Packing Party for the troops at the St. Lawrence School Packing Party St. Lawrence Catholic Church 44633 Utica Rd. Utica, Mi. 48317 12 noon - 3pm Contact person: Deann Sitler Coordinator of Youth Ministry St. Lawrence Catholic Church Phone: 586-731-5072 dsitler@stlawrenceparish.com. For the troops they are looking for: wipes - personal care - foot powder - socks - cans of pasta, tuna, chicken, fruit, refried beans, etc. - single serving meals - jerky - nuts - dried fruit - "pocket foods (anything that will fit into a packet to take out on missions) powdered drink mix - coffee - tea - energy bars - protien bars - sunflower seeds - ready to eat meals - Raymon noodles - crackers - granola bars - breakfast bars - Things to make them smile - a letter from YOU - nerf balls. And for K-9's they are looking for: waterless shampoo large Kong's (which are toys) paw & nose salve K-9 ear cleaner K-9 eye drops large rope chews collapsible food and water bowls . And if you want to send money to help cover the $15 shipping costs of a package you can send a check to: Desert Angels, Inc. PO Box 210455 Auburn Hills, Mi. 48321.
"Tuesday, December 6, 2016 (NEW)" The Desert Angles are hosting a Packing Party for the troops at the Oakland County Community College Auburn Hills Campus 2900 Featherstone Rd. Auburn Hills, Mi. 48326 12 noon - 3pm. For the troops they are looking for: wipes - personal care - foot powder - socks - cans of pasta, tuna, chicken, fruit, refried beans, etc. - single serving meals - jerky - nuts - dried fruit - "pocket foods (anything that will fit into a packet to take out on missions) powdered drink mix - coffee - tea - energy bars - protien bars - sunflower seeds - ready to eat meals - Raymon noodles - crackers - granola bars - breakfast bars - Things to make them smile - a letter from YOU - nerf balls. And for K-9's they are looking for: waterless shampoo large Kong's (which are toys) paw & nose salve K-9 ear cleaner K-9 eye drops large rope chews collapsible food and water bowls . And if you want to send money to help cover the $15 shipping costs of a package you can send a check to: Desert Angels, Inc. PO Box 210455 Auburn Hills, Mi. 48321.
"Wednesday, December 7, 2016" Southfield VFW Post 2645 hosts its monthly all you can eat spaghetti dinner for $6, which includes salad & bread. Post is located at 24222 W 9 Mile, Southfield. Dinner from 5 till 8PM. For more info see flyer.
"Wednesday, December 7, 2016 (NEW)" The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial invites the public to join in a candlelight ceremony recognizing the 75th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor. The event will occur in Royal Oak, Mich., on National Pearl Harbor Day, Wednesday, December 7 at 6:30 PM. The event, will be in Memorial Park, the future home of The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial, on the northeast corner of Woodward Avenue and 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak. The formal program will start at 6:30 around Embracing Peace, Seward Johnson's massive 25' portrayal of the famous kiss in Times Square that symbolized the end of the war. The program will include, a 21-gun salute, taps and the singing of the National Anthem by WWII veteran Harold Lanning. The public is encouraged to bring white candles. Click here for details.
"Wednesday, December 7, 2016 (NEW)" The Yankee Air Museum is hosting another in their history lecture series of WWII in their General Purpose Room, Willow Run Airport, starting at 7:30PM. This is a free event. Today's discussion will be on Operation Nightingale, the forensic excavation of a B-17 crash site. Speaker will be Mark Reed.
"Thursday, December 8, 2016" The Desert Angles are hosting a Packing Party for the troops at the Oakland County Sportsman Club 4770 Waterford Road Clarkston, Mi., from 4 till 6PM. For the troops they are looking for: wipes - personal care - foot powder - socks - cans of pasta, tuna, chicken, fruit, refried beans, etc. - single serving meals - jerky - nuts - dried fruit - "pocket foods (anything that will fit into a packet to take out on missions) powdered drink mix - coffee - tea - energy bars - protien bars - sunflower seeds - ready to eat meals - Raymon noodles - crackers - granola bars - breakfast bars - Things to make them smile - a letter from YOU - nerf balls. And for K-9's they are looking for: waterless shampoo large Kong's (which are toys) paw & nose salve K-9 ear cleaner K-9 eye drops large rope chews collapsible food and water bowls . And if you want to send money to help cover the $15 shipping costs of a package you can send a check to: Desert Angels, Inc. PO Box 210455 Auburn Hills, Mi. 48321.
"Saturday, December 10, 2016" The Macomb County Vet Center, 42621 Garfield Rd, Clinton Twp, ste 105, will host an Army/Navy Football Game Party from 3 till 7 PM. Bring a dish to pass, but no alcohol permited. RSVP at 586-412-0107 and see flyer.
"Saturday, December 10, 2016" Women Serving Women Vets is hosting the movie Polar Express at 2PM at the Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser, Detroit. This is a free event where you can take the kids (or grandkids) for a free movie, popcorn, sodas. Seating is limited so wswvets@gmail.com with your name and how many tickets you would like. Hurry, seats are limited.
"Sunday, December 11, 2016" The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society is featuring another in their lecture series, this time on the history of the US Coast Guard, from 2 till 4pm by historian Dan Heaton. Located at 16600 Stephens Rd, Eastpointe. Admission by donation. See flyer for more info.


--   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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