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Patriotism/Military

Published April 16, 2019

ROYAL OAK — The Royal Oak Memorial Society has for the past two decades led an effort to clean veterans’ graves at Oakview Cemetery during the first two weekends in May.

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Published April 2, 2019

FRASER — On March 27, at Fraser VFW Post 6691, World War II veteran Mike Aleo, 96, was presented with the Legion of Honor Medal for his service in 1944-45. He was a corporal and field wire chief in the 257th Field Artillery Battalion of the U.S. Army.

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Published March 26, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Elisabeth McCallum Polleys, along with six other youth from around the country, are recipients of the 2019 Military Child of the Year Award.

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Published March 8, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — After 35 years serving the U.S. military, Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum, commander of the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, has announced his retirement.

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Published February 15, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base has stepped up its efforts to help military spouses in the wake of deployment through the Hometown Hero Hotline.

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Published February 8, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A senior airman from Selfridge Air National Guard Base is being called a hero for her lifesaving actions while at an Emerald Warrior training exercise in Florida last month.

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Published January 29, 2019

EASTPOINTE — A small token of appreciation or respect can mean a lot to a veteran, and the Eastern Michigan Women Ordnance Workers chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association are working to make their Valentine’s Day a bit brighter. 

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Published January 25, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Donald Miller, who served as a judge and an Air Force officer, died Jan. 18. He was 80 years old. Well-known in aviation and in legal circuits, Miller, of Harrison Township, was the husband of Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller.

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Published January 7, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — Macomb Community College is taking good care of its military veterans, according to the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, or MVAA. The MVAA recently recognized MCC as a certified veteran-friendly school by awarding the college gold-level recognition for the fourth consecutive year.

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Published December 18, 2018

CLAWSON — Almost four years ago, a group led by Clawson veterans embarked on a journey to honor deceased active-duty service members with ties to the community — who either lived in Clawson, attended school in Clawson or owned a business in Clawson.

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Published December 18, 2018

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — For the fourth year, current military members, veterans, first responders and their families are invited to a free holiday celebration in their honor at The War Memorial.

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Published December 11, 2018

FRASER — A child about to enter his or her teen years, or an adult seeking to make a difference, can find optimistic enthusiasm through Civil Air Patrol.

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Published December 11, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — In its ninth year, Wreaths Across America has connected organizers, veterans and civilians in a manner that exudes honor, respect and patriotism. The event, which is venerated nationally, fuses those who have served with those who currently serve, and others, like youth groups and organizations.

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Published November 23, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township is now the home of the Eisenhower Veteran Care Transition Center, which will provide both residential rehabilitation and reintegration programs to veterans in need.

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Published November 13, 2018

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — World leaders signed an armistice 100 years ago in a train car in France. The goal was to end four years of conflict in the war to end all wars.

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Published November 13, 2018

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — In honor of Veterans Day Nov. 11, The Helm at the John A. and Marlene L. Boll Life Center in Grosse Pointe Farms once again took time to honor some of the local men and women who have served the nation.

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Published November 12, 2018

FARMINGTON HILLS — Commerce Township resident William Lapham, 71, came back home nearly 50 years ago.

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Published November 12, 2018

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

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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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