#Veteran Events & Announcements 10/19 to 11/5

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 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:



"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.


"Thursday, October 19, 2017 " Soldiers' Angels is hosting another in their free Vet Mobile Pantry food giveaway at American Legion Post 375, 19486 Sherwood, Detroit, from Noon till 2PM. You must reserve your spot at 210-629-0020. See flyer for more info.

"Thursday, October 19, 2017 " The American Indian Veterans of MI is hosting a Karaoke night at their post, 26641 Lawrence, Center Line, from 7 till 11PM. Admission is $5, which includes fry bread, soft drinks, water, coffee. For details see flyer.

"Thursday, October 26, 2017" Keith Famie will host the premier of his latest movie "Enlisted" at the Emagine Theater, Royal Oak, starting at 7PM. Opening comments by Brigadier General John Kulhavi. A special feature will be a salute to our 4 legged troops! Limited tickets are available at the official website.. See flyer for other info

"Friday, October 27, 2017 " The 110th Attack Wing, AFNG, will host a Vietnam Pinning Ceremony at their base, 3475 W Dickman Rd, Battle Creek, at 2PM. Guest appearance by Medal of Honor Recipient James McCloughan. For more info see flyer.

"Saturday, October 28, 2017 " The University of Michigan - Dearborn campus, will be hosting a Female Vet Stand Down. Located at 19000 Hubbard Dr, Dearborn. More info to follow.

"Saturday, October 28, 2017 " Southfield VFW Post 2645, 24222 W 9 Mile, Southfield, is having a Halloween Mystery Show & Dinner starting at 6PM. $25 per person/$40 per couple. For more info call Joe at 248-820-8359 or see flyer.

"Wednesday, November 1, 2017 " Vets Returning Home, 17955 E 11 Mile, Roseville, In our 4 years of operation, we have housed over 750 veterans on site and helped stabilize well over 250 veterans and veteran families off site, provided vehicles ( with free and clear titles) to 22 veterans, provided household furnishings to over 100 veterans and families, and so much more, all accomplished with no government funding. Our open house will include a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the beautiful 14 foot diesel box truck .... THANK YOU Knights of Columbus, UAW Local 228. Signarama, Kustom Truck and Kevin McNabb. Please join us for food and refreshments, entertainment, an address from our founder Sandra Bower and the opportunity to meet with many of the veterans participating in our program and our team of volunteers .... along with other community members involved in this mission of love.

"Saturday, November 4, 2017 " Christ the King Church, Bob ten Bosch, 1550 W Drahner Rd, Oxford, will be offering another of his Vet Benefits Town Hall series. Speakers include people from the VA, MCAA, and Agent Orange advocates. From 9 till 11:30AM. For more info contact Bob at 248-417-2451 or see flyer.

"Sunday, November 5, 2017 " Make sure you have Sunday, November 5, 2017 penciled in to attend, and participate in, the 12th annual Metropolitan Detroit Veterans Day parade. We have the latest 2017 Medal of Honor recipient, from Michigan; Army Vietnam Veteran Jim McLoughan coming as a ''Veteran of Honor''. We also have an invitation to LTC Charles Kettles, Medal of Honor recipient from 2016, also from Michigan, to attend. He was not able to attend last year, due to medical problems. We also have an invitation to a 3rd Medal of Honor recipient, USMC, Korean Veteran, Robert Siminek, also from Michigan, to attend. I'm hopeful all three can be there. When was the last time anyone ever saw three (3) MoH recipients at the same time ????? I have a 2-25 person Honor Guard coming from Jonesville MI, a south central MI town, population 3,000. They have to be seen to be appreciated. We will also be doing the 4 mile run, and VetsFest, again. The run, our first, was a big success, and expect to at least double the number of runners this year. Last year, we had more Veteran Service Organization Officers than ever before. We will top that this year. We had almost 800 motorcycles leading off the parade last year. We may have a ''surprise ''Ride Captain'' this year. I will be contacting the US Coast Guard Station regarding their participation, as well as other active duty Military units..... So, spread the word, be ready to come. Our website, at www.detroitveteransdayparade.org is being updated constantly. Register on-line. Feel free to contact Willy, e-mail, or phone at (248) 569-0824 if you have any questions.

"Sunday, November 5, 2017 (NEW) " The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society is presenting "Forsaken Angels: A US Army Hospital from Chicago in World War 1" Admission by donation at the museum, 16600 Stephens Rd, Eastpointe, starting at 2PM. For more info see flyer.

--   Tim Wirkus  USAF 66-70  VFW 2645  Life Member  VVA 154 Life Member  DAV 19 Life Member  AM Legion 14 Member  Sfd Vet Commission Member


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