#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.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:



"Calling all Marines!" Marine week (Note: The site currently talks about Nashville last year, but gives you an idea of what it will be like here in Detroit) is coming to downtown Detroit the week of September 6th. The Marine Corps is looking for Marines of all generations to help with the event. Still in the planning stage but if you would like to get involved contact SSgt Ana Villanueva at the Marine Corps at 703-614-6092 or via email.

"Veteran Study on VA Hospitals" There will be a study on how vets get treated at the VA in Ann Arbor. You get $100 for participating! For more info on this project, set for June 10th, see flyer.


"Friday, August 18, 2017" The Metro Airport Freedom Center, which has hosted over 300,000 guests since opening in 2011, is hosting a golf outing at the Selfridge Golf Course, Hall Rd, Harrison Twp, with an 8AM best ball scramble. Cost is $100 per person ($380 foursome), lunch & Deli Sandwich Bar. Watch the Thunderbirds practice while you golf. Sponsors are wanted as well as golfers! Note: See form/flyer for rules regarding entrance to Selfridge and for more information. Help the center continue to help those that serve today.

"Thursday, May 18, 2017" Women supporting Womwn Vets is hosting a Charity Night with Celebrity Bartenders, featuring Renee Chodkowski from the Great Foodini. Event will take place at the Downtown Main Martini Bar & Grille, 201 W Main, Brighton, from 7 till 9PM. For more info see flyer.

"Friday, May 19, 2017" Operation Injured Soldiers is hosting its 8th annual golf outing at the Links of Novi, 50395 10 Mile, Novi, starting at 8:30AM. $112.50 per golfer includes lunch, steak dinner. For more info call 248-437-3130 or see flyer.

"Saturday, May 20, 2017" CTK Veterans Ministry is holding a 10K run, 5K run/walk, 2K kids run, at Christ the King Church in Oxford. For more info and to register see their website. Also see flyer.

"Saturday, May 20, 2017" Northville High School will hosting their annual Armed Forces Day to raise money for various veteran groups. This is a free event kicking off with a 5K run (see info flyer on run), military vehicles, then baseball at 11AM. See flyer for more info.

"Saturday, May 20, 2017" The Steam Railroading Institute is hosting a World War 1 Centennial & Veterans Tribute Train. Train will depart Mt. Pleasant for a 3 hour train ride on historic #1225, the Polar Express, and visit veteran sites in Cadillac, etc. For more info and tickets see flyer.

"Monday, May 22, 2017" The Military LPGA Pro-Am Valor Cup Golf Outing will take place at the golf course at Selfridge starting at 11AM. All women veterans are encouraged to attend and I believe it is free for them! For complete info call 734-707-0789 or see flyer.

"Monday to Saturday, May 22-28, 2017" The LPGA Volvik Championship is at the Travis Pointe Country Club, Ann Arbor, again this year - May 22 thru 28. DTE Energy sponsors free tickets for current and former military members and one guest. There is also a grandstand and other amenities for vets. Go to Tickets-Volvik Championship for more info.

"Tuesday, May 23, 2017" Soldier Angels is again hosting a Mobile Food Distribution at the American Legion, 19486 Sherwood, Detroit, from 12 till 2PM. You must register in advance at 210-629-0020. See flyer for more info.

"Thursday, May 25, 2017 (NEW)" VFW Post 4037, 2375 E Maple, Troy, is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner from 5 till 7PM. All you can eat for $5. For more details see flyer.

"Monday, May 29, 2017" Dearborn will be holding its annual Memorial Day parade starting at 10AM. This year the theme is Women in the Military. Please call 313-943-2285 by 4/21 to be part of the parade. See flyer for more info.

"Monday, May 29, 2017 (NEW)" The MI Vet Foundation is hosting an open house at their new facility, 4626 Grand River, Detroit, from 10AM till Noon. Free tours, food, info. See flyer for more info.

"Saturday, June 3, 2017" The Vietnam Veterans of America is hosting a golf outing at Hickory Creek Golf Course, 3625 Napier Rd, Ypsilanti, with a shotgun start at 8:15AM. Best ball format. Cost is $75 per golfer, with a steak dinner after. Money to support the Christmas Party at the Dingell VA Hospital. For more info call Jerry at 734-765-0028 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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