January 26-28, 2024
Radisson Plaza Hotel
100 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo MI 49007

VFW Department of Michigan will host their annual Mid-Winter Conference January 26-28 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, Michigan. 
Leadership from across VFW Michigan gathers each winter for training, business meetings and to celebrate the student winners from each District who participated in the Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen scholarship programs.
VFW Department of Michigan and Auxiliary will present each student with a scholarship at a formal banquet. See below for details.

Event Information:
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Commander's Corner

Commander Ray Lopez

Happy Veterans Day! So many of you are involved in your areas and hosting events to celebrate the service of our veteran and family community around Michigan. Please take the time to enjoy the holiday dedicated to you and your service among the business of holiday activities. Without you, the VFW would not be as strong as it is today, and our nation would not be united behind your courage and service. 

Every year around this time, I try to take a minute to intentionally reach out to those I served with, and reminisce about our days in uniform. I love Veterans Day for many reasons, but most of all, it reminds us to gather together and lift each other up.

Some of you are already buried in snow! I hope everyone stays safe as winter takes over Michigan. But the snow also means our Mid-Winter Conference is coming up! I hope to see many of you there as we gather to celebrate the hard work of the middle-school and high school students put forward for our scholarship programs. The conference will be in Kalamazoo, and details are on our website!

Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn't wish my fellow Devil Dogs a Happy Birthday November 10! Again, membership, thank you for all you do. You make a difference in so many lives around Michigan, within and outside the VFW organization. Thank you for continuing to serve.

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