Patriotism/Military

Published May 13, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — May 27 will be a special day for Air Force Master Sgt. Hope Morphew. It will be her 41st birthday. It will mark the anniversary of when she came home from Iraq. And it will also be the day that she leads the Sterling Heights Memorial Day parade as grand marshal.

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Published May 10, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Members of the 127th Wing have a new commander: a Michigan native whom the Selfridge Air National Guard Base community is very familiar with.

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Published May 8, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — Memorial Day is a time to remember the sacrifices of those who served the U.S., and during the city’s annual ceremony, officials are inviting the community to do just that.

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Published May 8, 2019

ROCHESTER/ROCHESTER HILLS/OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Officials in Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township have joined forces to bring new energy to this year’s Memorial Day celebrations.

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Published April 30, 2019

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Monsoons, human waste, scorching temperatures and the enemy. Those were among the elements Rufus McGaugh endured when — barely out of his teens — he was in the middle of combat as the Vietnam War raged on overseas.

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Published April 23, 2019

ROSEVILLE — A Roseville-based nonprofit for veterans finally was able to raise an American flag over its building thanks to the support of some local businesses.

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Published April 23, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — The Loyalty Day, or Law Day, observance in Macomb County will run from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, on the first floor of the Macomb County Administration Building, 1 South Main St. in Mount Clemens.

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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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