Metro Detroit Veterans Coalition to host annual Detroit Veterans Day Parade – Oakland Press

Metro Detroit Veterans Coalition to host annual Detroit Veterans Day Parade – Oakland Press

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The Metro Detroit Veterans Coalition to host the 17th Annual Detroit Veterans Day Parade, Sunday, Nov. 6.
The veterans coalition invites all veterans and service organizations, youth groups, marching bands, school, and community members to participate in the parade at 11:11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6.
The parade will leave from and return to the IBEW Local 58, at 1358 Abbott St. The parade is coupled with the 4Star 4Mile Race, combined into what is proudly called the Armed Services Salute, honoring the service of our veterans, active military, and community volunteers with the motto, “Inspiring patriotism through community service”.
The Armed Services Salute provides the opportunity to march with veterans, run alongside veterans, cheer on, and thank our veterans, the Sunday before Veterans Day in downtown Detroit with friends and comrades across southeast Michigan.
Veterans and veteran organizations including those from Oakland County and surrounding areas, annually attend to show their support of all military veterans, military personnel, and their families. This year, IBEW Local 58 to host a Vetsfast breakfast at 8 a.m. for participants inside the IBEW hall.
A big part of the parade is having the Motorcycle Brigade lead the marchers each year. The brigade is made up of motorcyclists from across the state of Michigan and are led by The American Legion Riders from Garden City Post 396.
Brigade Coordinator Jeff McAdams will provide information and logistics to motorcyclists, email to [email protected] Registration is required by Nov. 1 at mdvcmi.org/parade-registration. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/MetroDetroitVeteransCoalition, email [email protected] or call Dick Chatman 313-204-7227.
Michigan will hold its Military and Veterans Gala at The Lansing Center from 6 to10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, at 333 E. Michigan Avenue. The formal event is a celebration of Michigan’s National Guard members, our state’s veterans and advocates who support both groups.
In addition to music, dancing and food, the night will include the presentation of awards in nine categories including Veteran of the Year, Veteran-Friendly Volunteer of the Year, Veteran Service Provider of the Year, Community Outreach and Regional Engagement, MVAA & Trust Fund Exceptional Service, Michigan Army National Guard Recruiter of the Year, Michigan Air National Guard Recruiter of the Year, DMVA Employee of the Year and VA Employee of the Year.
“This will be an amazing evening dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of our service members and veterans who stepped up from their communities to serve Michigan with honor and distinction,” said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul D. Rogers, adjutant general and director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
Zaneta Adams, director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, said the gala presents a great opportunity to celebrate Michigan veterans leading up to Veterans Day on Nov. 11.
“The Military and Veterans Gala is a celebration of our state’s veterans, their accomplishments, and the proud history they helped build here in Michigan, domestically and overseas,” said Adams.
“We also get to recognize all of the volunteers, family members and providers who proudly advocate for our veterans after their service ends.”
Tickets are $60 and the event is open to the public. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: www.ngam.org/2022-gala. To become a sponsor or help cover the costs for service members to attend the gala, visit: www.ngam.org/2022Gala-sponsor. This is an adults-only event.
• Clarkston American Legion Post 377 to host Bingo from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.18 and Karaoke at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at 4819 Mary Sue Ave. For more information, call 248-673-9301.
• Royal Oak American Legion Post 253 to host “Name That Tune” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 and Karaoke at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at 1505 N. Main St. For more information, call 248-546-0490.
• Berkley American Legion Post 374 to host a Steak Fry Fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, and a Breakfast Platter Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2079 W. Twelve Mile Road. Steak Fry is $17. Breakfast is $8. For more information, call 248-542-7668.
• Holly American Legion Post 149 to host Halloween Party from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at 408 S. Saginaw, Holly. Event includes, band, dancing, best costume contest. Refreshment donations accepted. For more information, call 248-634-3822.
The Oakland Press is interested in all veterans events in Oakland County. Please send info. in the body of an email with subject line “Veterans Affairs” to Sharon Longman at [email protected] Allow two weeks’ notice for scheduled events and include a phone number for readers to call for more information.
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