Fireworks-Free Fourth of July Returning to Many Michigan State Parks
The Fourth of July is a time for celebration and fireworks, but many veterans seek an alternative to the loud fireworks displays this time of year. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency are working together to provide alternative camping options for veterans and others, including pet owners, who are seeking a quieter 4th of July.
“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” Comes Alive at the Airport [Video]
Many of our hero's of WWII have been flying to Washington D.C. for visits to the WWII Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and other points of interest. I had the honor of Emceeing an event several weeks ago here in Grand Rapids just before several of our WWII Veterans boarded flights to DC. I'll have to admit, I sure didn't see anything like this happen.
Help for Veterans Here in Michigan
Michigan Veterans, take heart.  At last, a coordinated effort to help Veterans in Michigan.  The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, a newly created agency earlier this year, has been established to be a central coordinating point for all of the existing programs out there.