#Veteran Events & Announcements 9/7 to 9/21

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 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:



"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 famlies. 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.


"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 " 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.

  • "Patriot Week Events" The following is a listing of events put on by Patriot Week. Patriot Week renews America's spirit by celebrating the First Principles, Founding Fathers and other Patriots, vital documents and speeches, and flags that make America the greatest nation in world history. Many of current holidays have become overly commercialized or have lost their deeper meaning. We need to invigorate our appreciation and understanding of America's spirit. Anchored by the key dates of September 11 (the anniversary of the terrorists attacks) and September 17 (Constitution Day, the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by our Founding Fathers), the Schedule for each day has a separate focus. For a list of events, visit http://www.patriotweek.org/upcoming-events:
  • Sep 10, 2017 2:00 PM Redford Theatre Screening of "The Patriot" The Redford Theatre - 17360 Lahser Rd, Detroit, MI 48219 ? Celebrate Patriot week with a special screening of "The Patriot" at the Redford Theatre. In addition to the movie, Patriot Week Co-Founder Leah Warren will be a guest speaker and the Oakland County Civil Air Patrol will present the colors and flags of Patriot Week.
  • Sep 12, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM A Salute to Patriotism & Our Vietnam Veteran Heroes American House Senior Living Communities - 11255 15 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48312 ? American House Senior Living Communities and Vietnam Veterans Chapter 154 will host a patriotic event. The event program will include: Presentation of the Colors; Speaker Steve Bago, President of Chapter 154; Speaker Judge Michael Warren, Speaker Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor; Musical Performance by Kenny Lang; Speaker Vietnam War Veteran Michael Heist; Presentation of Medals to Vietnam War Veterans; Honoring of Randy Less, Vietnam War hero who lost his life.
  • September 16, 2017 8th Annual Patriot Festival Bower's Farm - 1219 E Square Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 ? Join Patriot Week for their premiere event. The 8th Annual Patriot Festival returns to Bower's Farm in Bloomfield Hills. The event will include a patriotic program, games, crafts, re-enactors, music, food for purchase, and farm activities including the petting zoo and hayrides. Free admission!l http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/bce4f7_c679bfc621a24b6aac815bfd7d189698.pdf

"Sunday, September 10, 2017 (NEW) " The White Chapel Patriots Race, WHITE CHAPEL MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY 621 W. Long Lake Road Troy, MI Proceeds to benefit the Michigan Wounded and Returning Warriors Project. 5K Run/Walk: 9:04 am – sharp! There will be a moment of silence at 9:03 am in memory of the 9/11 Tower 2 attack. There's a time limit of 1 hour 30 minutes to finish this event. 1M Run/Walk: 9:50 am – sharp! There's a time limit of 1 hour to finish this event. The finish line comes down at 11:00 am Aid Station – Furnished with water and a first aid kit. To register go here!

"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 " 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 " 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 " 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. (1) 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. (2) Another ceremony will take place starting at 2PM at Resurrection Cemetery on Clinton River Rd. VVA 154 will be providing the Honor Guard with a vigil lasting until 2PM Saturday.

"Saturday, September 16, 2017" Mission 22 is holding a Veterans Suicide Prevention walk to raise awareness on this important issue. Will be held at the Shelby Twp River Bends Park, 5700 22 Mile Road, from 9 till 11:30AM. For complete details and to register see flyer.

"Saturday, September 16, 2017 " VCAT Region 9 is holding a family fun day at Brighton Harley Davidson, Brighton, all day with WCSX Jim O'Brian. Music, kids games, food, etc. All free. See flyer for details.

"Saturday, September 16, 2017 (NEW)" Great Lakes National Cemetery will host a POW/MIA service starting at 11AM. The cemetery is located at 4200 E Belford Rd, Holly. This event is sponsored by the Holly Area Vet Resource Center & VVA Chapter 175. Call 810-348-9960 for more info.

"Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 15, 16, 17, 2017" The State DAV will have the Vietnam Traveling Wall at Kent Lake Beach Site all 3 days along with the MI Vietnam Wall, classic cars, & a live band. For more info call 586-415-8610 or see flyer.

"Monday, September 18, 2017" The Yankee Air Museum is hosting an 18 Hole Golf War Scramble & Fund raiser at the golf course at Selfridge, with an 11AM shotgun start. Cost is $100 and includes two tickets to Thunder Over Michigan on 9/2, or 9/3, or 9/4. For more info call them at 734-645-1150.

"Tuesday, September 19, 2017 " The Women Vet Empowerment Coalition is holding it's monthly meeting for only women veterans at the Michigan Vet Foundation, 4626 Grand River, Detroit, starting at 5:30PM. This is held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. For more info call 810-373-5744 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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