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Mission: To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.
 
VisionEnsure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.
 

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Commander's Corner

Commander Ray Lopez

Comrades,


I can't believe its already May! Time has flown by this year and our State Convention is less than a month away. As much as I wish this year wouldn't end, I'm very excited to gather with you for the convention. I hope to see as many of you there as can attend. Details for the convention can be found on our website here and below in this newsletter.


The year ending also means deadlines are approaching. Please be sure your VFW Post leadership have submitted all final reports prior to May 10. Completing these in time are crucial for your Post's success.


Congratulations to our VFW Pool League for completing their 56th Pool Tournament. I played this year, and even though I didn't come away with a trophy, it was an amazing time! Also, congratulations to Erick Calley and Shane Houghton for successfully completing their fundraising efforts to restore the Ionia Civil War Flag! We are so grateful to you, and everyone involved who worked to preserve Michigan's military history.


Thank you all for an amazing year! You have worked relentlessly to advocate for veterans and impact your communities throughout Michigan. I am so proud to have been your commander this year. I hope to see all of you at State Convention!


Ray Lopez, State Commander, VFW Department of Michigan

 

Statewide News

News & Info from your department

VFW Michigan Riders Group shares Motorcycle Safety Tips

In preparation for riding season, VFW Michigan Riders Group Director Charlie Cline shares some tips on safety while operating a motorcycle this summer.

More than a Game: The legacy of the VFW Pool Tournament

In 1968, a friendly challenge to a game of pool was thrown out between VFW members from different parts of Michigan. Now, 56 years later, the VFW Michigan Pool League has attracted hundreds of veterans who compete annually.

National News

Important info from National VFW

Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags Donation

Please see the following release from Ace Hardware.

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VFW Celebrates Armed Forces Day

WASHINGTON - May 18 is Armed Forces Day, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) joins a grateful nation in paying tribute to the s...

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