Where to celebrate Veterans Day in metro Detroit


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On Saturday, Detroit celebrated its 10th annual Veterans Day Parade, kicking off weeks of events in the metropolitan area as Veterans Day approached. Many clubs, establishments, and organizations are putting on events and giving out free meals to vets and active duty personnel. Here's a list of events dedicated to giving thanks to our vets on or near Nov. 11.


Wednesday, Nov. 11
The Detroit Police Department's Eleventh Precinct will host the 8th Annual Veteran’s Day Luncheon and parade. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Light Guard Armory, located at 4400 East 8 Mile Rd., Detroit. More information available here.

Wednesday, Nov. 11
The City of West Bloomfield and the Tuskegee Airmen-West Bloomfield Chapter cordially invite all veterans to attend a memorial honoring all our heroes, especially those whose lives were taken while serving their country. The Township Supervisor/Mayor will place a wreath at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 at 9 a.m. at City Hall located at 4550 Walnut Lake Rd., west of Orchard Lake Rd. in West Bloomfield. For more information, please contact Mr. Bill Burnett via e-mail or call 248-470-7585.

Wednesday, Nov. 11
Lawrence Technological University is hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony in the college of management in the atrium, 21000 W. 10 Mile Rd., Southfield, starting at 12:30 p.m.. Come and have lunch with the student vets, which is free.

Wednesday, Nov. 11
Active Heroes is an all day telethon WAVE3 to lift 22 million pounds to raise money and awareness to help end veteran suicide. To sign up to be part of the lifting visit their website. For more information see flier.

Thursday, Nov. 12
Women Supporting Women in the Military and our Veterans is hosting a Hat and Scarf Auction at the Howell Elks Club, 2830 E Grand River, Howell, from 5:30 till 9PM. Donation of $20 ($210 for military/veterans) is requested and includes dinner at 6PM. For complete info see flier.

Thursday, Nov. 12 
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 267 is hosting an Hepatitis C Awareness & Education Initiative at the Dearborn Hgts VFW Post 6576, located at 6828 Waverly, Dearborn Hgts, from 10AM till Noon, including lunch. Learn was this desease is and what can be done about it. You can RSVP here, or call 925-377-3037, or see flier.

Friday, Nov. 13
The Michigan Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America is hosting its annual gala at the Suburban Collection Showcase, 46100 Grand River, Novi, starting at 6PM till 9PM. Guest speaker is Captain Joseph Keller. Tickets are $75 and sponsorships are available. For more info see attached flier.

Sunday, Nov. 15
The Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society will present "Forging Thunderbolts" at 2PM at the Museum. Greg Sumner, Professor of American History at U of D Mercy will talk about his new book, "Detroit in World War II." Admission by donation at 16600 Stephens, Eastpointe. For more info call them at 586-872-2581 or see flier.

Sunday, Nov. 15
Irene's Myomassology Institute is offering all veterans a complimentary massage from 10AM till 2PM at the clinic, 26061 Franklin, Southfield. There will be a number of free classes on Chi Gong, Yoga, etc. For more info call 248-350-1400 or see flier.

Tuesday, Nov. 17
The Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund is hosting a night with author David Nelson of "The Blaine Family Chronicles. You will have the opportunity to bid on helping to name characters in an upcoming new book. For complete information on this event see the attached flier.

Thursday, Nov. 19
University of Detroit - Mercy Law School is hosting a Criminal Expungement Law Clinic from 9AM till 11AM at SS Peter & Paul Church Sanctuary, 438 St Antoine, Detroit. Learn about eligibility for expungement, what can & cannot be done. Advance registration required by calling 313-596-0258. See flier for more info.

Friday, Nov. 20
The Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund is hosting an auction to support Michigan's veterans at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant's Family Crest Room, 713 S Main, Frankenmuth, from 5:30 5ill 9:30PM. Tickets at the door are $10 ($7 in advance). For more info call 989-652-9985 or see flier.

Saturday, Nov. 21
The Michigan Veteran Warriors Hockey Team will play the Red Wings Alumni at 5:15PM at the Royal Oak Ice Arena. Tickets start at $20 for a general adult admission, $5 for children. There are also a number of VIP packages available. All proceeds go to help veterans in need. To order tickets visit their official website. For more info see their new flier.

Saturday, Nov. 21
The Metro Airport Freedom Center Support Group in conjunction with US Marine Corps League & the Berkley VFW Post 922 are hosting a spaghetti dinner at the post, in Berkley, from 6 till 9PM. A donation of $6 and a new unwrapped toy is requested (no cloth or stuffed animals). For more info call 248-541-9222 or see flier.

Saturday, Nov. 21
Join the Association of the US Army, Arsenal of Democracy Chapter & the Women in Defense - Michigan, to celebrate MI veterans and to raise funds to benefit Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs. They work to pair medical service dogs to veterans here in Michigan. This event will be held at DC3S Center, 7205 Sterling Pond Ct, Sterling Hgts, from 6 to 9PM. For more info call Mary at 586-567-1150 or see flier.

Sunday, Nov. 22
Join the Association of the US Army, Arsenal of Democracy Chapter & the Women in Defense - Michigan, to celebrate MI veterans and to raise funds to benefit Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs. They work to pair medical service dogs to veterans here in Michigan. This event will be held at DC3S Center, 7205 Sterling Pond Ct, Sterling Hgts, from 6 to 9PM. For more info call Mary at 586-567-1150 or see flier.

Tuesday, Nov. 24
The Wounded Warriors & the Doubletree Hilton, Dearborn, is hosting a free brunch for all veterans from 11AM till 2PM. For more info call Mimi at 313-982-3983 or see flier.

Saturday, Dec. 12
This is National Wreaths Across America Day and Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Twp., will be taking part in placing wreaths at all burial sites, starting at 10AM. See flier for other information about this program or call Charlotte at 586-216-4540.

Laci Bills is an intern at Metro Times.

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