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The American Legion slams White House #VA Budget

For Immediate Release The American Legion slams White House VA Budget WASHINGTON (May 25, 2017) – National Commander Charles E. Schmidt of The American Legion expressed  extreme disappointment in the Trump administration's 2018 budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs. "The administration's budget for the VA would effectively lower the earnings of our most vulnerable veterans by reducing or eliminating disability payments from veterans who are the most in need," Schmidt said. "This is absolutely unacceptable to us." The budget would  stop higher disability payments to veterans once they become minimally eligible for Social Security.  Veterans currently enrolled in the Individual Unemployability program, which is available to those  who cannot work and receive the maximum disability compensation from VA, will see their benefits slashed by nearly two-thirds in some instances. Another disturbing provision caps working age unemployability at age 62. Schmidt …

#Veteran Events & Announcements 5/25 to 6/18

Listed below are only the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are5 new items. You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these and future events (thru August) 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!  Please make sure any flyer lists address of event and a contact person!

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/m…

#Veteran Events & Announcements 5/18 to 6/3

Listed below are only 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 and future events (thru August) at  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.htmlIf 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!  Please make sure any flyer lists address of event and a contact person!

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/…

#Veteran Events & Announcements 5/11 to 5/25

Listed below are only the events I have for the next 14 days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 5 new items. You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these and future events (thru August) at  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.htmlIf 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!  Please make sure any flyer lists address of event and a contact person!

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/…

#Veteran Events & Announcements 5/4 to 5/19

Listed below are only 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 and future events (thru August) at  http://www.legionpost328.org/events.html Clicking on "attached flyer" for each event either below or on the future listing at the website will get you the flyer for that event.

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!  Please make sure any flyer lists address of event and a contact person!

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…

NEWS RELEASE: Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announces local motorcycle classes for seasoned riders

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-- For immediate release -- Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announces local motorcycle classes for seasoned riders
There's always something new that riders can learn to stay safer on the road

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has some great advice for motorcyclists with a few miles on their bikes ‒ take a refresher course to sharpen their riding skills. Advance Rider Courses (ARC) will be offered at select locations around the state throughout the summer months. The fee is $50. Participants must have a motorcycle endorsement on their driver's license and provide their own motorcycle and proof of insurance. The motorcycle must be properly titled and registered, display a valid license plate and pass a safety inspection. "I have talked to many seasoned riders who were surprised and pleased by how much they learned in the advanced course," said Johnson, who has been riding a motorcycle since she was a young teenager. "Motorcycling requires good judgment, the ability…

Double your impact! Honor a Veteran today (Fisher House Michigan (FHM) Is Buiding a Place For Veteran Families To Stay In Ann Arbor)

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Fisher House is paying for half, the balance must be raised.


In May and June, your contribution will be matched dollar for dollar!

A veteran of the Global War on Terrorism said, "We were at war while America was at Walmart."As our Armed Forces are always asked to do more with less, it is easy to forget the daily sacrifices these men and women and their families make on our behalf.  At Fisher House Michigan (FHM), we not only honor this sacrifice of Iraq & Afghanistan vets, but that of nearly 650,000 veterans living in Michigan who served since WWII.