Patriotism/Military

Published November 9, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Lt. Col. Donald “Digger” Odell enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on Sept. 6, 1952. Raised in Pontiac, Odell served until April 1954, when he entered the Aviation Cadet Pilot Training Program. He received his commission and wings on Aug. 1, 1955, and became an instructor pilot in the U.S. Air Force Officer Training School from 1955-58.

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Published November 7, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Quilts are made painstakingly, with love, for warmth and comfort. Quilts of Valor mean even more than that.

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Published November 7, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — This Veterans Day, the city’s goal is to honor more hometown heroes, according to Southfield officials.

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Published November 6, 2018

GROSSE POINTES — As Veterans Day approaches Nov. 11, local schools and organizations will honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. military.    

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Published November 5, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Shelby Township will host a Veterans Day celebration from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Shelby Township municipal campus, 52700 Van Dyke Ave. in Shelby Township.

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Published November 5, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Shelby Township will be honoring veterans with its sixth annual Shelby Township Running with Heroes Veterans Memorial Run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Shelby Township municipal campus, 52700 Van Dyke Ave. in Shelby Township.

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Published November 2, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES/CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP — With the goal of making a difference in the lives of veterans, employees of Stahls will take on the Detroit Red Wings alumni team to kick off the company’s Power Play for Heroes event during Veterans Day weekend.

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Published November 2, 2018

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MACOMB COUNTY — In observance of Veterans Day Nov. 11, students and staff from two local institutions will pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. military.

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Published October 30, 2018

TROY — When Dr. Michael Paletta, chief of flight medicine for coalition forces in Baghdad in 2007, takes the podium as the keynote speaker for the Troy Veterans Day ceremony, he will reflect on his belief that those who serve are ordinary people who do extraordinary things.

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Published October 1, 2018

UTICA — The Victor I. Rieck American Legion Post 351 will honor its namesake with a wreath-laying ceremony at 5 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Utica Cemetery, 46325 Shelby Road in Shelby Township.

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Published September 19, 2018

Like many Americans, Sterling Heights Fire Chief Chris Martin still remembers what he was doing when terrorists guided airliners into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. “I had just gotten home from work,” he said. “I had my infant son.Read More

Published September 5, 2018

TROY — In commemoration of the end of World War I 100 years ago, the musical group the Dugouts will perform music on the fiddle, drum, keyboard and guitar that were played by and for the soldiers of the Great War at the Troy Public Library at 7 p.m. Sept. 13. 

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Published August 31, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — This year’s Patriot Day ceremony in Clinton Township will be a little different from past years.

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Published August 24, 2018

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MACOMB COUNTY — The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency recently acquired 103 acres of land in Chesterfield Township to build a new, state-of-the-art veterans home.  

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Published August 14, 2018

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Dark skies and a downpour did not dampen the enthusiasm of hundreds who attended the Veterans Tribute of Oakland County dedication July 31 on Adams Road, south of Silverbell Road.  

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Published August 13, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Michael Fante stood in the bright green grass, in solace, staring at the headstone of his brother 50 years to the day he died.

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Published August 13, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — If you saw an M-60 tank coming down some Shelby Township roads Aug. 8, don’t be alarmed, as the 1960s armored vehicle was only headed to its new home in the community. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4659 was selected as the new home for the tank after its previous home, a VFW post in St. Clair County, closed in the past few years

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Published July 13, 2018

EASTPOINTE — An Eastpointe man has been named the Father of the Year after being nominated by his mother in the 2018 Better Made Snack Foods Father of the Year contest.

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Published July 9, 2018

LANSING — By simply checking a box and attaching a form, state taxpayers can now support an ongoing effort to build a permanent memorial honoring Michigan’s more than 620,000 people who served at home and abroad during World War II. 

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Published July 5, 2018

DETROIT — While the Fourth of July is often a day of celebrating and fireworks, a Detroit nonprofit called the Youth Community Agency was using the day to give back to those in need with a program called Hot Dogs for Hope.

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