#Veteran Events & Announcements 8/31 to 9/15

Listed below are only the events I have for the next 14+ days here in the Metro Detroit area, of which there are 22 new items (That wll teach me not to go on vacation!). You can also go to the Legion 328 website to download any flyer for these and future events (thru November) 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! (UPDATE)" Marine week 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. This event will be free & open to the public! 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. New event poster added!
"2017 National POW/MIA Poster" If you want a copy click here.
"Veterans Education & Transition Services" Part of the MVAA in Lansing, and working with the Wayne County Community College, a large number of seminars & classes are available for vets & their families. For a complete listing of what they have to offer see flyer.
"Detroit VA Needs Drivers" The Detroit VA Hospital is always in need of volunteer drivers. They have started a new service between downtown and the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor. If interested see flyer.
"Sunday, September 3, 2017" Fraser VFW Post 6691 is hosting their 5th annual Car Show Fundraiser, 17075 Anita Dr, Fraser, from 10AM till 4PM. All funds raised goes to Wreaths Across America. For lots more info see flyer.
"Wednesday, September 6, 2017 (NEW)" Southfield VFW 2645 is hosting its monthly Spaghetti Dinner social from 5 till 7PM at the post, 24222 W 9 Mile, Southfield, entrance at the rear of the building. $7 for one full spaghetti dinner, plus one 2nd portion of spaghetti with garlic bread! For more info see new flyer. For list of beverages available see this flyer.
"Wednesday, September 6, 2017 (NEW)" The Yankee Air Museum is presenting another in their lecture series on WWII in their General Purpose room at the airport, starting at 7:30PM. Today's presenter will discuss Tom Livesey in the economic transportation of Willow Run. Admission is free.
"Saturday, September 9, 2017" St Clair Shores VFW Post 1146 is hosting a Family Feud night at their post, 28404 E Jefferson, St Clair Shores, from 6 till 10PM. Each team can be up to 8 players, play against other teams. For more info call them at 586-772-1146 or see flyer.
"Saturday, September 9, 2017 (NEW)" American Legion Fort Dearborn Post 364 will be hosting their 16th Annual Hog Heaven Event, "Veterans Helping Veterans". There will be a Poker Run, food $12.00, DJ during the day from noon to 9:00 p.m., then a Band in the evening. $5.00 entrance fee, 2017 Harley Softtail, Motorcycle Tickets and second and third price of $500.00. Tickets on sale for Motorcyle $10.00 each or 6 for $50.00.
"Monday, September 11, 2017" The SMGA group is hosting its 8th annual Wounded Veteran Golf Tournament at the Cherry Creek Golf Course, 52000 Cherry Creek Drive, Shelby Twp, with a 7:30AM check-in & 9AM shotgun start. Cost is $140 and includes breakfast, lunch, & banquet dinner. For more info contact Neal at 248-729-5731 or see flyer.
"Monday, September 11, 2017 (NEW)" Macomb Community College, South Campus, K Bldg, is hosting a Patriot Day benefit assistance event from 7AM till 2PM. Reps from various VA departments will be there to answer questions. Free breakfast at &AM, free lunch at 11:30am. For more info call 586-469-5315 or see flyer.
"Monday, September 11, 2017 (NEW)" Groves-Walker American Legion Post 346, along with the cities of Farmington and Farmington Hills, present our 16th Annual Patriot Day Ceremony to honor the memory of the nearly three thousand citizens and first responders who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. We are also honored to recognize our own local heroes who serve our community every day. We encourage the community to attend and show their support. During the ceremony Officer of the Year honors will be presented to Police Officers, Public Safety Officers and Fire Fighters from Farmington and Farmington Hills. Light refreshments will follow the ceremony. Minimal seating available, please bring your lawn chairs. 6:00pm - approx. 7:30pm Location: Walter Sundquist Pavilion at Riley Park Downtown Farmington Center
"Monday, September 11, 2017" The Oakland County Bar Association, Veterans Committee, is holding their annual golf outing at The Links of Crystal Lake, 800 Golf Dr., Pontiac, with an 8AM signin & 9AM shotgun start. Cost is $100 per person which includes 18 holes, cart, & Dinner. For more info call Jim at 248-835-9448 or see flyer.
"Monday, September 11, 2017" The Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund, which assists post 9/11 vets, is hosting a Remembrance Golf Outing, at Moose Ridge Golf Course, 11801 Doane Rd, S Lyon, with an 8AM registration & 9AM shotgun start. $150 per person which includes 18 holes, cart, dinner, etc. For more info call Lynne at 248-703-5709. To register go to their website. See flyer for more info.
"Monday, September 11, 2017" The 3rd Annual Warriors Trust Fund Golf Benefit will be held on 9/11/17 at the Glen Oaks Golf Course in Farmington Hills. Military, Veteran, and Law Enforcement discounts for golfers, and dinner-only tickets available. Honorees include Oakland County Circuit Court Chief Judge Nanci Grant and Michigan DOC Probation Agent Denise Reeves-Cook for the unwavering commitment to the veteran community. To register, go to http://www.warriorstrustfund.org/2017-golf-benefit.html. See flyer for more info.
"Wednesday, September 13, 2017" The Canton Community Foundation is hosting their 8th annual Veterans' Summit from 9AM till Noon at Madonna University, Kresge Hall, Livonia. A wide ranging event covering taxes, benefits, & health care. For more info call Beth at 734-495-1200 or see flyer.
"Wednesday, September 13, 2017 (NEW)" The Detroit VA Medical Center is hosting the 2017 Mental Health Summit at the hospital, 4646 John R, Detroit, from 7:30AM till 1PM in the Auditorium Yellow Section. This is open to everyone. For more info contact Kim at 313-576-1000 ext 64727 or see flyer.
"Thursday, September 14, 2017" Cooper Standard Foundation is hosting a Charity Sporting Clay Event to benefit the DAV at Bald Mountain, Lake Orion, with arrival at 8AM. Cost is $100 per person. For more info see flyer.
"Friday, September 15, 2017 (UPDATE)" National POW/MIA day. For poster click here. A ceremony will take place at the Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens, 12 Mile & Novi Roads, Novi, starting at 6:30PM. Light refreshments will be served. For more info 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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