Awards will be presented to the top
Post in each division based upon the total number of creditable projects
reported. There will be 4 divisions based upon your Posts June 30, 2017 membership.
The divisions follow:
All Post Commanders will be provided with one free citation to be
issued to any person, organization, or business that properly flies the
American flag. Additional citations will be available from Emblem
& Supply Merchandise Catalog.
The Department will make a special award to the Post that promotes
Americanism in a new or unique fashion. A detailed report of this
project must be submitted to the Department Director prior to April 14,
2017. This will be awarded at the State Convention in June 2017.
All those who fought and served their country when they received
the call, were men and women of courage, judgment, integrity and
dedication. Where does dedication end? You can never put an end to
dedication. After all, those who remain Prisoners of War or are still
Missing in Action are still serving with never ending dedication. For
them, it can never be over. For us, we can never let their sacrifices,
or them, be forgotten.
Any POW-MIA chairperson or Post Commander who submits a report to
Department chairperson no later than April 30, 2017 will also receive
additional points for the following.
1. Two (2) points for each month that POW-MIA flag is flying at Post or a member's home.
2. Three (3) points for each POW-MIA flag sold by Post.
3. Six (6) points for each POW-MIA flag donated to community for display.
4. Fifteen (15) points for each POW-MIA activity.
5. Fifteen (15) points for best overall program with pictures.
6. Two (2) Points for any POW-MIA supplies sold or donated
All reports should be submitted with photos or newspaper clippings.
Send Checks to:
Department of Michigan VFW
Earmarked POW-MIA Fund
924 N. Washington Ave.
Lansing, MI 48906
All other Reports should be submitted to:
The following are the days that the POW-MIA flag should be flying:
Armed Forces Day - the third Saturday in May
Memorial Day - the last Monday in May
Flag Day - June 14
Independence Day - July 4
National POW-MIA Recognition Day - the third Friday in September
Veterans Day - November 11