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"Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime." I agree wholeheartedly that it is the dedication of a lifetime that defines true patriotism.  You all have given not only your time, dedication and effort, but—most importantly—your very being to the protection and advancement of this great country. You work tirelessly for the rights of the veterans who serve our country, while conducting the nation’s finest civic training to instill young future leaders with the knowledge, understanding and wisdom to govern this country.

 
 
   
 

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Michigan Day
Date: 8/6/2017
Location: VFW National Home for Children 3573 S, Waverly Rd. Eaton Rapids

An open house to visit many of the facilities and homes at the National Home for Children. Bring your post colors to display at the memorial starting at 8:30am. Ceremony begins at noon with a lunch to follow (nominal price). This event will be a great opportunity to present donation checks, receive All-State credit, and learn more about the National Home.
VFW District 4 Meeting
Date: 8/27/2017
Location: VFW Post 2233 18655 Mound Rd., Detroit

All District 4 VFW Members in good standing are encouraged to attend this business meeting. Meeting begins promptly at noon.
District 4 Family Picnic
Date: 8/19/2017
Location: VFW Post 6695 - 1426 South Mill St, Plymouth

All District 4 VFW & AUX members and their families are invited to attend. Picnic begins at noon.
District 4 - POW-MIA Remembrance Ceremony
Date: 9/15/2017
Location: VFW Post 9885 at 6440 Hix Rd, Westland

All are invited to join us for a ceremony to renew our commitment to push for a full accounting of our comrades in arms that are still missing and unaccounted for. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
District 4-VFW Riders Group Meeting VFWRG
Date: 7/12/2017
Location: VFW Post 552 located at 1125 Fort St Lincoln Park

When Wednesday, July 12 at 630 pm ALL VFW and VFW Auxiliary members in good standing of any Post of District 4 are cordially invited to attend this informational meeting and join the VFWRG. At this meeting we are planning to explain the purpose and intent of forming a riders group.
District 4 - VTS Veteran Training Seminar
Date: 7/8/2017
Location: VFW Post 3323

All VFW members are invited to a seminar designed for elected officers and chairman. All members welcome to attend. Doors open at 8 am for coffee and donuts. Seminars starts at 9am. Lunch will be provided.
VFW Riders Group Meeting
Date: 7/12/2017
Location: VFW Post 552

District 4-VFW Riders Group Meeting VFWRG When Wednesday, July 12 at 630 pm Location VFW Post 552 located at 1125 Fort St Lincoln Park, MI. ALL VFW and VFW Auxiliary members in good standing of any Post of District 4 are cordially invited to attend this informational meeting and join the VFWRG. At this meeting we are planning to explain the purpose and intent of forming a riders group. At this point, there is no plan to charge dues or fees to be a member of the group. We simply want to form a group of VFW and Auxiliary members that enjoy riding or support riding.
National VFW Auxiliary President Dee Guillory Visits District 4
Date: 8/12/2017
Location: VFW Post 6695

Contact VFW Post 6695 for ticket information 734 459-6700
Bike Night at "V"
Date: 7/14/2017
Location: VFW Post 9283

VFW Post 9283 is located at16200 Dix Toledo Rd, Southgate 6pm - midnight. BBQ BurgersFriesColeslaw 6.00 Substitue two Hot Dogs upon request. Served till gone. DJ Skip, 5050 and poss Bike Games. Join Kindred Valor LEMC, Eternal Knight RC and American Legion Riders MA, along with the VFW in supporting our Troops. There is no need to be on a bike in order to attend this event, we welcome everyone but we do ask you wear a red shirt of some kind for a group photo which will be sent overseas just letting the troops know were thinking of them.
DISTRICT 4 VFW AUXILIARY - Membership Meeting
Date: 9/10/2017
Location: VFW Post 4422

VFW Post 4422 is located at 11590 Pine St, Taylor. All District 4 VFW Auxiliary members in good standing are invited to attend this important membership meeting. AGENDA 11am - Audit Begins Noon - Lunch Registration Membership Meeting Begins - 1pm
Steak Dinner
Date: 7/22/2017
Location: VFW Post 9568

Romulus VFW Post 9568 located at 39270 W Huron River Dr., Romulus 4pm - until gone 13 per person
Meeting in Flint
Date: 6-5-2014 at 6PM
Location: Flint, Michigan

Department Convention Flint Gateway
Gold Star Mothers Banquet
Date: 10/1/2017
Location: Post 4659

VFW District 5 Gold Star Mothers Banquet Sunday October 1, 2017
118th VFW National Convention
Date: 7/22/2017
Location: New Orleans, La., "The Big Easy"

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, July 22-26, 2017
118th VFW National Convention
Date: 7/23/2017
Location: New Orleans, La., "The Big Easy"

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, July 22-26, 2017
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VFW DISTRICT 4 NEWS & EVENTS

 
 
CONGRESS PASSES EMERGENCY VA FUNDING BILL

EIGHT MEMBERS VOTE AGAINST VETERANS

 

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is relieved that Congress finally did what they were elected to do and passed an emergency funding bill at the last minute to help the Department of Veterans Affairs overcome a nationwide crisis in care and confidence. The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed H.R. 3230, the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, by a vote of 420-5, and on Thursday, the Senate did likewise, by a vote of 91-3. The bill now heads to the president for his signature.

 "This legislation will help new VA Secretary Robert McDonald to fix what's broken, hold people accountable, and restore the faith that veterans must have in their VA,” said VFW National Commander John W. Stroud, of Hawthorne, Nev. "The VFW salutes House VA Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), Senate VA Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), their staffs and supporters for making this happen.”

 

The $15 billion emergency funding bill expands access to non-VA health care facilities for veterans experiencing excessive appointment waiting times, or who reside 40 miles or more away from a VA medical facility; hires more doctors, nurses and other health care practitioners; adds 27 new or expanded VA outpatient clinics; enhances care for victims of Military Sexual Trauma and those suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries; and provides instate tuition rates for all Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients, regardless of residency requirements. The legislation also gives the VA secretary far more latitude in firing senior executives who fail in their primary mission of taking care of America’s veterans.

 

"Holding people appropriately accountable is critical to mission accomplishment in both the public and private sector, which is why that same rule must also apply to the three senators and five congressmen who voted against H.R. 3230,” said Stroud.

 

Voting against the legislation were Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), and Reps. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), and Steve Stockman (R-Texas). The hypocrisy of their "no” votes, according to the VFW national commander, is virtually all of them voted for hundreds of billions in supplemental war funding with little concern about corresponding offsets or oversight about how or where the money would be spent; and one was even the governor of a state that experienced tremendous active, Guard and Reserve deployments, as well as combat casualties.

 

"Our nation is still at war and those eight members failed to stand with wounded, ill and injured veterans,” said Stroud. "Failing to support America’s veterans is as reprehensible as it is disgusting, and I hope all veterans, service members, their families, and every voting constituent in every home district and state remembers that. I guarantee that the VFW will do our best to remind them.”

   
   
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