Thursday, April 28, 2016

#Veteran Events & Announcements 4/28 to 5/12

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 6 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:
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!

"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.

"VA Golden Age Games coming to Detroit (Updated website)" The VA Golden Age Games are coming to Detroit in July 2016 & volunteers are needed. This will be open to all veterans that are enrolled in the VA Health System. To get a sneak peek see early flyer or visit their new website to volunteer or participate!

EVENTS!

"Saturday, April 30, 2016" Dearborn American Legion Post 364, 3001 S Telegraph, Dearborn, is hosting their annual Brian Smith Memorial Live Vet Auction. Bit on your favorite vet! Event will be from 6 to 11PM. For complete funny details see attached flyer.

"Saturday, April 30, 2016" Victory Gym, 23936 Telegraph Rd, Brownstown, is hosting a fund-raiser to support vets & first responders. Boot camp, marital arts demo, live music, etc. Starts at Noon and runs till 9PM. Cost is $10 per person. For more info see flyer.

"Tuesday, May 3, 2016 " The Federal Bar Association is hosting its 4th annual seminar of Veteran Treatment Courts. It will be held in room L44, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, 2630 Featherstone Rd, Auburn Hills, from 1 till 4PM. For a complete listing of speakers & topics see attached flyer. This is a free event.

"Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (NEW)" The Yankee Air Museum is hosting another in their free lecture series at the museum, Willow Run Airport, starting at 7PM in the General Purpose Room. Today's speaker is USMC Sgt Mjor Eugene Ownes who will discuss the Montford Point Marines. Again, admission is free.

"Friday, May 6, 2016" The 57th International Armed Forces Night will be held at the Fogolar Rurlan Club, 1800 E. C. Row Expressway, Windsor, from 6:30PM. Guest speaker will be Major General Dean Miller, OMM, MSC, CD, with the subject of Canadian Impact in Afghanistan. For info and to register to attend visit their website. For some additional info see the flyer.

"Saturday, May 7, 2016" Michigan State University Baseball Team is hosting a Military Appreciation Day at their game starting at 1PM at McLane Stadium, in East Lansing. Ticket requests should go to this email. For more info see flyer.

"Saturday, May 7, 2016 (NEW)" The Sons of the American Legion, Dearborn Chapter 364, is hosting a Kentucky Derby Dinner starting at 4:30PM, located at 3001 S Telegraph, Dearborn. Dinner is $10 and you get to watch the race. For more info see flyer.

"Saturday, May 7, 2016" Madison Hgts VFW Post 1407, 630 E 11 Mile, Madison Hgts, is having a Mexican Fiesta night from 4 till 7PM. Tacos, Fajitas, Enchiladas, Salsas, Nachos & more. Cost is $8 per person. For more info see their flyer.

"Tuesday, May 10, 2016 (NEW)" The Desert Angles are hosting a Packing Party for the troops at the Wixom Senior Center, 49045 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, from 1 till 3PM. For more info contact Jean via email.

"Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (NEW DATE)" Jewish Vocational Services & USAJobs is hosting a job fair at the JVS building, 26999 Southfield Rd, Southfield, from 9AM till Noon. Learn how to apply for government jobs. No registration required. For more info see flyer.

"Thursday, May 12, 2016 (NEW)" The Desert Angles are hosting a Packing Party for the troops & K-9's at the Oakland Sportsman Club, 4770 Waterford Rd, Clarkston, from 4 till 6PM. For more info email Louise.

--   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

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Moving this Summer? American Legion discounts available


The following information is approved for distribution to American Legion Members.
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Military Appreciation Day at #Spartan Baseball- Saturday, May 7th, 2016 #MSU

On behalf of Head Coach Jake Boss and the Spartan Baseball team, I would like to invite you to participate in the third annual Military Appreciation Day at Michigan State Baseball on Saturday, May 7th at 1:00pm at McLane Baseball Stadium on the campus of Michigan State University.

Admission is free with military ID. We'd be happy to provide additional tickets to accommodate family members attending. I'll need to know numbers 2 days prior. We can place tickets at Will Call or mail them out.

We would also like the have a military vehicle(s) on-hand. If you are able to provide one or know who I can contact to do so, that would be awesome. The vehicles would need to be in place when gates open 2 hours and 15 minutes prior to gametime.

Military groups are welcome to table at the event and hand out giveaways, information, recruit, etc. We can provide the tables and prefer that they are in place when gates open as well.

Throughout the game, we will feature each branch of the military and ask them to stand when their song is played.

In addition, the team will be wearing special commemorative and all military personnel and veterans are welcome on the field post-game to take photographs with the team.

Please feel free to forward this along to anyone else that may be interested in participating or able to assist with any of the aforementioned. We look forward to seeing you at the Spartan Baseball game next Saturday!

Thank you,


MEGAN HALL 
Assistant Director | Sales & Marketing
Intercollegiate Athletics | Michigan State University
P: (517) 884-7766 | hallmeg1@ath.msu.edu



Monday, April 25, 2016

#USFLAG Memorial Day is Just Around the Corner!

Did you know the American Legion Emblem Sales is one of the largest sellers of U.S. Flags?  

Did you know that profits made at Emblem Sales go to support the programs of The American Legion?

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Don't Miss Out- Doing Business With The Federal Reserve

#Veteran #Small-Business


Don't Miss Out- Doing Business With The Federal Reserve
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Don't Miss Out - Limited Tickets
 July 21st in Detroit
Doing business with the Federal Reserve Bank
and the financial industry


Don't wait - register online here - there are only 150 tickets available for veteran owned companies. Visit NVBDC's Events Page For More Information
July 21, 2016    |   08:00 - 14:00
Federal Reserve Bank

1600 East Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI
$21.49 per person (registration required)

The event continues to grow with new Confirmed companies joining us and many more are still pending.  Plus we have new Commodity needs being added.  See below for a list of companies that want to meet our Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Businesses.
Register Here


If you need a hotel we have cut a special deal with one of the great 'recovery' stories of Detroit. The Book Cadillac Hotel has made the special rate of $115 available. You can call  888-627-7150 for reservations and ask for Federal Reserve Event-NVBDC or click here to book your room(s).
CONFIRMED COMPANIES
  • Freddie Mac
  • Reserve Board of GovernorsFederal
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Bank of America
  • Merrill Lynch
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Talmer Bank and Trust
  • Comerica Bank
  • SBA
  • BCBSM
  • Auto Club Group
  • CBRE
  • 5/3 Bank
COMMODITY NEEDS
  • Modeling Services
  • Consulting Services 
  • SOW/Project Based Work 
  • Business Transformation
  • Data Processing/Hosting Services 
  • Software Development 
  • eDiscovery Services 
  • Risk Management/Due Diligence Services
  • Construction - GC, Interior, Exterior
  • HVAC, Electrical
  • Landscaping, Snow Removal
  • Paving
  • IT - Risk, information security
  • Call Center
  • Pre authorization services (health care space)
  • Wellness (fitness, incentives, nutrition)
  • Desktop PC Refresh
  • Claims processing services
  • Health Fairs (Health assessment services)
  • Chronic care mgt
  • Non emergency transportation
  • Digital formatting
  • Document destruction/Storage
  • Courier services
  • Translation services
  • Legal
  • IT application testing (various systems)
 
                        
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

American Legion National Commander calls for passage of Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act


American Legion National Commander calls for passage of Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act
WASHINGTON (April 18, 2016) – The head of the nation's largest veterans service organization welcomed a bill introduced in the Senate last week that would provide benefits to veterans exposed to radioactive fallout while serving in the Marshall Islands.

"The American Legion Magazine recently reported on the enormous health toll environmental exposure has had on clean-up workers who served at Enewetak Atoll and other areas that conducted nuclear testing," said American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett. "Many of the workers, particularly those involved in operations conducted after the actual testing, are routinely denied benefits. Plutonium has a half-life of 24,000 years. The fact that testing ended in the 1960s is irrelevant to those who had to clean up the waste in the following decades. The cancer rate among these veterans far exceeds those in similar age  groups.  Delegates at our 2014 National Convention  in Charlotte unanimously passed a resolution calling for VA to examine and treat veterans exposed to environmental hazards.  As one veteran said, 'invisible bullets entered out bodies.'"
Barnett commended Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.; Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Rep. Mark Takai, D-Hawaii, for introducing the Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act, which provides for  the treatment and service-connection presumption of certain disabilities that could be related to service in the cleanup operations.

"Many of these veterans waited long enough to receive the  benefits that they deserve," Barnett said. "Unfortunately, some have died while waiting. I urge our members and other concerned Americans to contact their congressional delegations and ask that they pass this bipartisan legislation and put an end to this wait."

With a current membership of 2.2 million wartime veterans, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veterans affairs, Americanism, and youth programs. Legionnaires work for the betterment of their communities through nearly 14,000 posts across the nation.
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Media Contact: Andrea Dickerson, (202) 263-2982 / cell (202) 417-4090 adickerson@legion.org; John Raughter, (317) 630-1350 / cell (317) 441-8847jraughter@legion.org

#Veterans Events & Announcements 4/21 to 5/5

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 3 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:
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!
"Helping OIF/OEF Vets" There is now a Military Heroes Emergency Financial assistance program for theses vets. For complete info see their website.
"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.
"VA Golden Age Games coming to Detroit (Updated website)" The VA Golden Age Games are coming to Detroit in July 2016. This will be open to all veterans that are enrolled in the VA Health System. To get a sneak peek see early flyer or visit their new website to volunteer or participate!
"Buddy-2-Buddy April Job Fairs" These are the latest job fairs complied by B2B. They do not host these events. See flyer.
EVENTS!
"Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 22, 23, & 24, 2016" Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 & United Machine Association, present the Macomb County Veterans' Food Pantry Spring Car Show at the Gibralter Trade Center, Mt Clemens. Times are normal Trade Center hours. For more information, or to bring your cruiser, contact USMA at 248-435-3091 or Mike at 586-776-9810 or see flyer.
"Saturday & Sunday, April 23, & 24, 2016" The Michigan Antique Arms Collectors, Inc., is hosting a purchase, trade, sell gun show at the Suburban Collection, 46100 Grand River, Novi, both days from 9AM till 3PM. All vets, military, first responders, etc, get free admission. At this time they are working on getting free parking, but not known yet if that will happen. For more info call Greg at 248-556-6950 or see flyer.
"Saturday, April 23, 2016" Talons Out Michigan is having a Rosie The Riveter flight out of Metro Airport to take the Rosie's from WWII to Washington to the WWII Memorial. They are still looking for Rosie's that want to go, guardians to help on the trip, and other volunteers to assist. For more info you can call them at 269-273-4545. The application for Rosies at this link, application for guardians at this link, and for volunteers at this link. For some additional info see their website.
"Saturday, April 23, 2016" The Great Lakes National Cemetery Advisory Council is having a Spring Headstone Cleaning event to Honor & Remember those that served, at the Cemetery located at 4200 Belford Rd,, Holly, from 9:30 till 2PM. Bring a 5 gallon bucket and a soft scrub brush. For more info call Sherry at 810-919-7653 or see flyer.
"Saturday, April 23, 2016" General Motors Corporation, in partnership with Building for America's Bravest, is hosting a Heroes Gala at the Diamond Center, Suburban Collection, 46100 Grand River, Novi, starting at 6PM and ending at 10PM. Guest speaker is former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani. For complete ticket & reservation information see flyer.
"Wednesday, April 27, 2016 (NEW)" The Wayne-Westland John Glenn HS, 36105 Marquette, Westland, is hosting a free USO Dance in the cafeteria, starting at 6PM. This is a free event for all veterans. For more info see flyer.
"Saturday, April 30, 2016" Dearborn American Legion Post 364, 3001 S Telegraph, Dearborn, is hosting their annual Brian Smith Memorial Live Vet Auction. Bit on your favorite vet! Event will be from 6 to 11PM. For complete funny details see attached flyer.
"Saturday, April 30, 2016" Victory Gym, 23936 Telegraph Rd, Brownstown, is hosting a fund-raiser to support vets & first responders. Boot camp, marital arts demo, live music, etc. Starts at Noon and runs till 9PM. Cost is $10 per person. For more info see flyer.
"Tuesday, May 3, 2016 (NEW)" The Federal Bar Association is hosting its 4th annual seminar of Veteran Treatment Courts. It will be held in room L44, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, 2630 Featherstone Rd, Auburn Hills, from 1 till 4PM. For a complete listing of speakers & topics see attached flyer. This is a free event.

--   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

Thursday, April 14, 2016

#Veteran Events & Announcements 4/14 to 4/28

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 8 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:
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!

"Helping OIF/OEF Vets" There is now a Military Heroes Emergency Financial assistance program for theses vets. For complete info see their website.

"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.

"VA Golden Age Games coming to Detroit (Updated website)" The VA Golden Age Games are coming to Detroit in July 2016. This will be open to all veterans that are enrolled in the VA Health System. To get a sneak peek see early flyer or visit their new website to volunteer or participate!

"Buddy-2-Buddy April Job Fairs" These are the latest job fairs complied by B2B. They do not host these events. See flyer.

EVENTS!

"Thursday, April 14, 2016 " The Southfield Veterans Commission will host its annual Veterans Benefit Seminar at the Southfield Pavilion, Room 115, 26000 Evergreen, Southfield, from Noon to 4PM. Learn your benefits, hear about Vet Courts, etc. For more info call 248-796-4VETS or see flyer.

"Friday, April 15, 2016" The Michigan Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America is hosting an Awareness Day at the Novi Civic Center, 45175 10 Mile, Novi, to show the progress they are making to help paralyzed veterans, from 10:30AM till 3:30PM. For more info call (248) 476-9000 or see flyer.

"Saturday, April 16, 2016" The Royal Oak Memorial Society is hosting a fund raiser for the memorial with the help of VFW Post with a day at the Greektown Casino. Bus will leave the VFW Post, 4th & Troy, Royal Oak, at 11:30AM, return there at 6PM. Cost is $30 which includes $20 in slot freeplay. For more info call Marion at 248-548-4666 or see flyer for more info & reservation slip.

"Saturday, April 16, 2016" The K-9 Michigan War Dog Memorial, 25805 Milford Rd, S Lyon, is holding the official K-9 Veterans Day Event starting at 11AM. Color Guard, Invocation, K-9 units, etc. Lunch afterward at VFW post 9914. Event is free. See flyer for complete details.

"Sunday, April 17, 2016 (NEW DATE)" The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society is offering another in their lecture series about WWII, this time on "Japanese Balloon Bombs Over Michigan." with a 2PM starting time. Admission by donation. The Society is located at 16600 Stephens, Eastpointe. For more info see flyer.

"Tuesday, April 19, 2016" Detroit Cares is hosting a benefit for the Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle starting at 8PM, located at 310 S Troy St, Royal Oak. Vets get in free, others are $15. For a complete list of those preforming this night and to purchase tickets see attached flyer.

"Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 22, 23, & 24, 2016 (NEW)" Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 & United Machine Association, present the Macomb County Veterans' Food Pantry Spring Car Show at the Gibralter Trade Center, Mt Clemens. Times are normal Trade Center hours. For more information, or to bring your cruiser, contact USMA at 248-435-3091 or Mike at 586-776-9810 or see flyer.

"Saturday & Sunday, April 23, & 24, 2016 (NEW)" The Michigan Antique Arms Collectors, Inc., is hosting a purchase, trade, sell gun show at the Suburban Collection, 46100 Grand River, Novi, both days from 9AM till 3PM. All vets, military, first responders, etc, get free admission. At this time they are working on getting free parking, but not known yet if that will happen. For more info call Greg at 248-556-6950 or see flyer.

"Saturday, April 23, 2016" Talons Out Michigan is having a Rosie The Riveter flight out of Metro Airport to take the Rosie's from WWII to Washington to the WWII Memorial. They are still looking for Rosie's that want to go, guardians to help on the trip, and other volunteers to assist. For more info you can call them at 269-273-4545. The application for Rosies at this link, application for guardians at this link, and for volunteers at this link. For some additional info see their website.

"Saturday, April 23, 2016" The Great Lakes National Cemetery Advisory Council is having a Spring Headstone Cleaning event to Honor & Remember those that served, at the Cemetery located at 4200 Belford Rd,, Holly, from 9:30 till 2PM. Bring a 5 gallon bucket and a soft scrub brush. For more info call Sherry at 810-919-7653 or see flyer.

"Saturday, April 23, 2016 (NEW)" General Motors Corporation, in partnership with Building for America's Bravest, is hosting a Heroes Gala at the Diamond Center, Suburban Collection, 46100 Grand River, Novi, starting at 6PM and ending at 10PM. Guest speaker is former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani. For complete ticket & reservation information 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

Friday, April 8, 2016

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

Listed below are the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 7 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:
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!

"Helping OIF/OEF Vets" There is now a Military Heroes Emergency Financial assistance program for theses vets. For complete info see their website.

"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.

"VA Golden Age Games coming to Detroit (Updated website)" The VA Golden Age Games are coming to Detroit in July 2016. This will be open to all veterans that are enrolled in the VA Health System. To get a sneak peek see early flyer or visit their new website to volunteer or participate!

"Buddy-2-Buddy April Job Fairs" These are the latest job fairs complied by B2B. They do not host these events. See flyer.

EVENTS!

"Friday, April 8, 2016" The American Indian Veterans of Michigan, 26641 Lawrence, Center Line, is hosting their annual Karaoke Night at their location. Admission is $5 with includes soft drinks, frybread, coffee available. For more info call Chris at 248-210-6153 or see flyer.

"Saturday, April 9, 2016" The Lawrence Tech University Student Vets (SVA) is hosting its annual Dinner & Tasting event at Farina's Banquet Center, 2485 Coolidge Hwy, Berkley, starting at 7PM till 11PM. This event helps students that need financial assistance in school. For tickets visit their website, and for more info see flyer. Cost is $35 per person.

"Thursday, April 14, 2016 " The Southfield Veterans Commission will host its annual Veterans Benefit Seminar at the Southfield Pavilion, Room 115, 26000 Evergreen, Southfield, from Noon to 4PM. Learn your benefits, hear about Vet Courts, etc. For more info call 248-796-4VETS or see flyer.

"Friday, April 15, 2016" The Michigan Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America is hosting an Awareness Day at the Novi Civic Center, 45175 10 Mile, Novi, to show the progress they are making to help paralyzed veterans, from 10:30AM till 3:30PM. For more info call (248) 476-9000 or see flyer.

"Saturday, April 16, 2016 " The Royal Oak Memorial Society is hosting a fund raiser for the memorial with the help of VFW Post with a day at the Greektown Casino. Bus will leave the VFW Post, 4th & Troy, Royal Oak, at 11:30AM, return there at 6PM. Cost is $30 which includes $20 in slot freeplay. For more info call Marion at 248-548-4666 or see flyer for more info & reservation slip.

"Saturday, April 16, 2016" The K-9 Michigan War Dog Memorial, 25805 Milford Rd, S Lyon, is holding the official K-9 Veterans Day Event starting at 11AM. Color Guard, Invocation, K-9 units, etc. Lunch afterward at VFW post 9914. Event is free. See flyer for complete details.

"Sunday, April 17, 2016 (NEW DATE)" The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society is offering another in their lecture series about WWII, this time on "Japanese Balloon Bombs Over Michigan." with a 2PM starting time. Admission by donation. The Society is located at 16600 Stephens, Eastpointe. For more info see flyer.

"Tuesday, April 19, 2016" Detroit Cares is hosting a benefit for the Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle starting at 8PM, located at 310 S Troy St, Royal Oak. Vets get in free, others are $15. For a complete list of those preforming this night and to purchase tickets see attached 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