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

Farmington Hills student named Michigan Samsung Scholarship finalist

  Justin D. Baker, a North Farmington High School senior, was named as The American Legion, Department of Michigan Boys State Samsung Scholarship nominee.  Baker attended Michigan Boys State in June along with 250 other incoming Michigan senior high school students to participate in the hands-on civic camp where they learn the democratic process. The … Read more

Baseball athletes carry skills, sportsmanship and active citizenship to college

American Legion Baseball, Department of Michigan, announced the recipients of two scholarships at its 2018 Class AA State Tournament held July 26-28 in Sault Ste. Marie.  The scholarships are awarded yearly to American Legion Baseball team member applicants for their academic achievements, community involvement, and athletic achievements both in skill and sportsmanship.     Andrew Hribar, … Read more

Three Trooper School students awarded Michigan American Legion scholarships

Three students were awarded scholarships from The American Legion, Department of Michigan, for their outstanding performances at the Student Trooper program held this week at the Michigan State Police Academy.  Jade Richardson of East Tawas is the Outstanding Trooper of the Year and receives a $1,000 college scholarship. Devon Guth earned the Marksmanship award and … Read more