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Patriotism/Military

Published November 18, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — As the nation took a day to honor those who have served or are serving in the military, the Lakeshore Family YMCA took a moment to honor one of its own members who served in the United States Air Force but was never recognized for the honor.

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Published November 18, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A classroom at a school in Shelby Township received a surprise visit from a soldier on Veterans Day.

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Published November 14, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — Pat Daniels wakes up every day and tells other vets, “I got your six.”

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Published November 12, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — There are many ways to honor those who served in the military, but the simplest way is to just say “thank you,” according to Gerald Houston, chairperson of the Southfield Veterans Commission.

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Published November 12, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — It was acknowledged as a long overdue gesture. At the Nov. 7 Macomb County Board of Commissioners, or BOC, meeting, the board recognized Pat Daniels as the Macomb County Board of Commissioners’ 2019 Veteran of the Year.

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Published November 8, 2019

WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS/CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A former Warren Consolidated Schools student who served 19 years in the U.S. Marine Corps was to be buried with military honors Nov. 12, after press time, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

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Published November 6, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The plight of the American military veteran is all too real. Now, they and others are standing up for veterans.

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Published November 5, 2019

ROYAL OAK — From Nov. 10 to Jan. 11, the Royal Oak Historical Society Museum will host its latest exhibit, which focuses on the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, also known as D-Day, during World War II.

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Published November 5, 2019

EASTPOINTE — The Michigan Military Technical and Historical Society is inviting the public to join it for its used book sale.

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Published November 4, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Manny Gonzales, of Sterling Heights, served in active duty for the U.S. Army for a little over 17 years. Now retired from the service, he keeps Old Glory flying from his 22-foot flagpole and regularly decorates his yard with small flags for Independence Day and Memorial Day.

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Published November 4, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES/CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP — Taking time to thank and recognize veterans for their service, Stahls Automotive Collection will once again host Power Play For Heroes, beginning with a hockey game in St. Clair Shores.

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Published November 1, 2019

WARREN — Just as America’s involvement in the Pacific theater was coming to an end in World War II, Roy Scites’ service was only beginning.

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Published October 31, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — A celebratory event honoring the veterans of the West Bloomfield area will be held in the days leading up to Veterans Day.

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Published October 31, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Employees in the Michigan Air National Guard recently voted for the American Federation of Government Employees, or AFGE, to become their exclusive labor representative.

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Published October 31, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Gertrude Johnson is one of a select few. Not only is she one of around only 400,000 World War II veterans still living, she’s a member of an even smaller group — living female World War II veterans.

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Published October 31, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS/HOLLY — They didn’t personally know him, but over 50 people paid their final respects to a Marine killed in World War II.

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Published October 21, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Bob Bondy has lived quite the life.

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Published October 15, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — This year, Grosse Pointe Shores will honor residents who are veterans during a special service at City Hall at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, which is Veterans Day.

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Published October 11, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Here’s to “The Next 100 Years.” Every three years, Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township hosts an air show and open house.

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Published October 7, 2019

UTICA — The Korean War lasted just over three years. Raymond Shepherd spent all but a couple of months of the conflict as a prisoner of war, or POW.

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