The Michigan Veteran Facility Authority Takes Shape

By Mark Sutton, Public Relations/Legislative Director LANSING (JAN 15)- The Michigan Veterans Facility Authority had their first meeting for 2019 today, under the new legislative authority given from Senate Bill 1080 during lame duck.  The legislation changed the role of The Adjutant General (TAG) designee on the board.  The TAG’s designee is no longer the … Read more

The 100th Legislative Session in Michigan Begins

LANSING (JAN. 14) – The 100th legislative session in Michigan opened last week. The new class of Senators and Representatives were sworn in and began working. Before leaving on Thursday afternoon, the Senate named their committees for the new session but introduced no new legislation.  The House has not announced their committee structure yet but … Read more

Frankenmuth American Legion Post 150 Honors One of their own.

By Christiane Keilhofer The Frankenmuth American Legion Post 150 honored Mr. Chester Geno, a WWII veteran with recognition for his military. Pictured are Post Chaplain James Miller, United States Army National Guard, Ralph Haubenstricker, Richard Kirchner, Post Commander John Warnick, and Paul DeSander.   Front row, Chester Geno.  The presentation took place at Independence Village, with … Read more

2019 U.P. Winter Tour Starts January 20 in Newberry

The 2019 Annual Commander’s Winter U.P. Tour begins at the Newberry American Legion Post ( 7964 STATE HWY M 123) on Sunday, January 20.   Department Commander Striggow will be accompanied by Department President Williamson and Detachment Commander LaMunyon for the week-long event.  Take the opportunity to meet the department commander. What are tours meant to … Read more

Another Veteran Passes, and Memories and History Are Lost Forever

By Clyde Sinclair, Scouting Chairman, Department of Michigan About four years ago I came across the Library of Congress’ “Veterans History Project” and thought it would be a great idea if I would interview my uncle who lived in the Detroit area.  Uncle Jack enlisted into the Army upon his graduation from Midland High School, … Read more

2019 Michigan American Legion High School Oratorical Contest is looking for contestants

Do you know a High School Student who Welcomes Learning?   We are looking for high school students who welcome learning to compete in our 2019 Constitutional Speech Contest   Intention to compete is due by November 20, 2018 December 1, 2018 (extended)   This contest is for students who welcome learning. Who are seeking an … Read more

The American Legion Downriver Community Conference Center office offers a free shuttle to the Detroit VAMC

(SOUTHGATE) – The Downriver Community Conference Center begins offering a free shuttle to the Detroit Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Tuesday each week.   The DCCC is located 15100 Northline Rd., Southgate 48915.  The free shuttle will leave the DCCC at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and will pick up veterans in front of the Detroit VAMC … Read more