Monday, November 12, 2012
Members of the military received special recognition at St. Andrew's United Church of Christ on Sunday.
Dexter residents honored past and present members of the Armed Forces during a special Veterans Day ceremony at St. Andrews United Church of Christ on Sunday. During the service the flags of every United States military branch were proudly brought down the church aisles as the official songs of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard were played, during which congregation members and guest vets stood up when their flag was brought before the church’s alter by members of Dexter Girl Scout Troop 40513. Michael Vencil, a World War II veteran who served in the Marine Corps., said the ceremony was "very nice." "I've tried to come to the ceremony every year," he said. "It's a nice tribute to the men and women who serve our …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round, as well as on Veterans Day.
A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Here's a guide to specials in the Washtenaw County area. Two important notes: Free food: Store discounts: Free admission The Huron-Clinton Metroparks will waive vehicle entry fees and boat launch fees on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, and on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22. All parks are open on Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. Interpretive centers are open on Veterans Day.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The nonprofit charity is encouraging residents to write letters to homeless veterans in Ann Arbor.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
On Veterans Day, the Salvation Army of Washtenaw County (TSA-WC) is encouraging the community to thank local veterans by "Doing the Write Thing" in sending letters of encouragement and gratitude to veterans residing at Veterans Haven of Hope House in Ann Arbor. The Veterans Haven of Hope House is a two-year transitional housing program for homeless veterans, which provides individualized services to help transition them back into mainstream society. Founded in 2005, Hope House has helped more than 70 veterans get back on their feet to date. Letters may be sent to The Salvation Army of Washtenaw County, ATTN: Veterans Haven of Hope House, 100 Arbana Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Washtenaw County residents can also send online messages of …
Here's a look at Veteran's Day events in Washtenaw County throughout the weekend.
This weekend, many Americans will pause to reflect on the sacrifices of our armed forces as we celebrate Veteran's Day Sunday. If you're looking for a way to celebrate your loved one this year, here is a roundup of Veteran's Day events in Washtenaw County, ranging from a tribute concert in Saline to a flag raising event at Concordia University. Veterans tribute concert Saline New Horizons Band will perform on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Saline Middle School located at 7190 N. Maple Rd. in Saline. For this program, the Saline New Horizon’s Band and Measure for Measure Choral Society will perform patriotic arrangements that are both classic and inspirational. For more information go to www.salinenewhorizonsband.org or email …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
A Veterans Day service will be held in Chelsea and Dexter on Nov. 11.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012
Veterans of the U.S. military, and those currently serving in the Armed Forces, will be guests again this year at a special service at St. Andrew's United Church of Christ in Dexter. The service will take place at 10 a.m. Nov. 11. All veterans and service personnel in the community, and their families, are invited to this event. Girl Scouts from Troop 40513 will lead the program as color guard for the American and Christian flags. Veterans will be recognized as they stand at the presentation of the flags of each of the military branches. The anthem of each branch will be played as veterans are honored. A special presentation of the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action flag will also take place. Patriotic hymns, such as the "Battle Hymn of the…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Military families and the public can enjoy a free concert of patriotic music on Nov. 11, 2012.
The Dexter Community Orchestra will present a special Veterans Day concert for members of the community on Nov. 11. The concert, titled "An American Salute to Veterans," will take place at 3 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center inside Dexter High School. All veterans, active duty military, and family members and friends, are invited. The concert features patriotic-themed music, including: The Star Spangled Banner, Liberty Fanfare, Chester, Liberty Bell, A New Birth of Freedom, American Salute, Armed Forces Salute, God Bless the USA, America the Beautiful, and Stars and Stripes. For more information, visit http://www.dextercommunityband.org.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Michigan scenes combine with special moments to make memorable pictures.
Andrew Rogers submitted this photo of the Veterans Day sunrise over Lake St. Clair that he took from the Crescent Sail Club in Grosse Pointe Farms. How did you mark Veterans Day this year? To email this photo, just look for the EMAIL button above the headline. To print this photo, see PRINT above. To add a photo, click on "add your photos" under the photo. Do you have a nominee for Michigan Postcard? Nominate it here or email it to email@example.com. Be sure to include the following details: > More Michigan Postcards
Friday, November 11, 2011
Upload a photo or video of you or a loved-one to be featured on Veterans Day.
Did you or a loved one serve our country? If so, there have got to be some good photos and videos to show it. So, dig through that old shoebox; find that file folder or scroll way down on your profile pictures — they’re bound to be somewhere. Are you a tough sergeant major? Surely, someone in basic training took your picture looking stunning with standard-issue glasses. Whether you were a Marine aboard Camp Pendleton or a soldier in Germany, Patch wants to see your photos and videos, as well as hear your story. Is there a photo showing you serving the veteran community? We want to see that, too. Simply upload your photos clicking the “Submit Your Photos” button above the main image and we will feature it on Veterans Day. Make sure to add …