#Veteran Events and Announcements 6/7 to 6/23

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 
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 and a few others:

"Weekly Detroit RUCK" Every Sunday Team Red/White/Blue, and 22 Until None, are hosting a RUCK starting at 10AM at Bobcat Bonnie's, 1800 Michigan, Detroit. Ends back at Bobcat Bonnie's around noon, about 4 to 6 mile RUCK. Bring any weight or none! For more info email Mike at Team RWB.
"The Wall That Heals" The Wall that Heals, an exact replica of the Wall in Washington, DC, from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is coming to Howell at the Livingston County Spencer Hardy Airport August 23rd thru 26th. This event is hosted by DAV chapter 125. Help is needed with set-up, Honor Guard, teardown. If you can be of help call Anne Marie at 313-898-1086 or goto their website. For a lot more info see flyer, or their Facebook Page.
"Get Your VA ID Card" For those vets not receiving medical benefits from the VA but would like the new ID Card for discounts at stores & shops, etc., visit the official source here.
"Pre-Approval Form for Burial at a National Cemetery" You can submit a form to the VA for pre-approval to be burial at a National Cemetery. Note: Understand they are 11 months behind in processing. The Form 40-1007 is here.
"Every Wednesday" Weekly classic car "Cruz'n VVA 528" every Wednesday from 5 PM to 8 PM. Burgers, hotdogs, beer, raffles at the VFW Post 6695, 1426 S Mill St, Plymouth, MI 48170.
"Friday, June 8, 2018 " The MI Military Technical & Historical Society is hosting its annual Museum Cruise In from 3 to 6PM, 16600 Stephens Rd, Eastpointe. Food, Trophies, Raffles. For more info call 586-872-2581 or see flyer.
"Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 8, 9, 10, 2018 " The state of Michigan Vietnam Veterans of America annual convention will take place at the Double Tree by Hilton, Southfield & Ford Roads. All are welcome.
"Saturday & Sunday, June 9 & 10, 2018 " The Harley Davidson Dealer Ship on Haggerty Road and Grand River in Farmington Hills will be hosting Harley Feast on June 9th from 10am - 10pm and on the 10th from 10am - 8pm. There will be many vendors live bands and food The Freedom Center will have a booth to make people aware of what we do so come on by and learn about the Freedom Center
"Saturday, June 9, 2018 " The 2nd annual Horsepower for Heroes Car Show will take place at U-Pull & Save Auto Parts, 240 E Columbia, Pontiac, from 10AM till 2PM. Bring food donations, etc. For more info see flyer.
"Saturday, June 9, 2018 " Michigan Women Veterans is hosting a Yard Sale & Dirt Therapy fun program. Will run from Noon till 4PM at 19935 Orleans, Detroit. For more info call 810-373-5744 and see flyer.
"Thursday, June 14, 2018 " Premier Events Center, 20400 S. Nunneley Rd, Clinton Twp, is hosting a Charity Euchre Tournament for the Guardian Angels, a group that provides service dogs to vets. Cost is $25 per player. To pre-register visit their website. For more info see flyer.
"Thursday, June 14, 2018 (NEW) " The Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council, Jointly with the City of Dearborn, will hold a Traditional Flag Burning Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on the Top of the Hill at Ford Field in Dearborn off of Cherry Hill. This together with the U.S. Army's 344th Birthday will be celebrated.
"Friday, June 15, 2018 " The 3rd Judicial Circuit Court & The MSU office of government is hosting a Veterans Reboot, Rebuild & Reconnect Fair from 9AM till 2PM at the MSU-Office of Government & External Relations, 3408 Woodward, Detroit. This is free and open to all veterans. Expungment forum, VA Counseling, employment, etc. For more info call them at 313-578-9708. For map of parking areas and more info, see flyer. To pre-register see the official form.
"Friday, June 15, 2018 " The Yankee Air Museum will have an exclusive showing of the play "Willow Run," an original play by Jeff Duncan, presented by the Purple Rose Theatre Company. Doors open at 6:30PM, performance at 8PM, at the Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St, Chelsea. To reserve tickets visit official site. Also see flyer.
"Sunday, June 17, 2018" Berkley American Legion is hosting a Breakfast fundraiser On the third Sunday of the month At the Berkley American Legion Post 372 at 2079 W.12 mile rd. between Woodward and Coolidge 248-542-7668 Doors open at 8:30 am with food service 9am - 12 noon.
"Friday, June 22, 2018 " The United Shore Professional Baseball League is teaming up with the MI Military Technical & Historical Society for a family fun evening at Jimmy John's Field, 7171 Auburn Rd, Utica. Cost is $25 per person which includes a ticket to the game, hot dog, chips, and a Pepsi. Fireworks after the game. For more info see flyer.
"Friday, June 22, 2018 (NEW)" Autumn Woods Health Care Facility is hosting a Bowling Fund-raiser to help Vets Returning Home, at Regal Lanes, 27663 Mound Rd, Warren. Check in at 6PM, bowling from 7PM till 10. See flyer for complete details.
"Saturday, June 23, 2018 " Operation Come Home is hosting a Car & Bike Show at Woodside Bible Church, 6600 Rochester Rd, Troy, from 10AM till 3PM. Run starts at 7:30AM at the church. 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  VCAT Region 10 Member  Metro Airport Freedom Center - Staff


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