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Veterans group donates masks to Detroit VA Hospital

Veterans from the Detroit #9 Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America are donating masks to the John Dingell Veterans Administration Medical Center to support the center’s coronavirus (COVID-19) response.

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Veterans want to ‘return patriotism’ to Detroit

After returning from the Air Force to Detroit in 1972, Richard Chatman headed to suburbs like Dearborn and Royal Oak each year for Veterans Day parades because there wasn’t anything organized in his city.

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Civilians run alongside decorated veterans during Detroit’s Veterans Day Parade

Civilians running alongside decorated veterans and soldiers took over Detroit streets Sunday. In a unique pairing of events, Detroit’s Veterans Day parade and the 4 Star 4 Mile Race took place.  For race Director Doug Howell it’s a dream born from pain and loss. Howell served as a Marine in the Vietnam War.

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Veterans could help build a better Detroit

As Detroit moves along its path for renewal and enlightenment, making the most of our newfound cool status requires that we be ready to handle the growth. 

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Metro Detroit activities planned to observe Veterans Day

Veterans Day is Monday, Nov. 11. This year marks the 100th anniversary observance of Veterans Day. It was originally called “Armistice Day”; established on Nov. 11, 1919 to observe the 1st year anniversary of the end of World War I. 

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Fourteenth Veterans Day Parade in Detroit

Motorcyclists escort runners and walkers of the 4 Star 4 Mile Race along Trumbull Avenue as a few thousand people attend and participate in Detroit’s Veterans Day Parade, Sunday, November 10, 2019. 

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Resources for veterans in metro Detroit

For men and women in the military, coming home doesn’t mean the battle is over. There are many adjustments to make trying to re-integrate into the community. Some veterans deal with physical and emotional pain from what they experienced.

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Detroit Veterans Day Parade and Race Sunday

Local Vietnam War veteran Doug Howell stopped by the Fox2 News studios Saturday to discuss his book and personal journey back to Vietnam, and to preview the 4Star 4Mile race that runs alongside the annual Veterans Day parade Sunday starting at Dean Savage Memorial Park.

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Membership Notes

Chapter 9 in Detroit, one of VVA’s oldest and most active, in July unveiled its newly redesigned website. [The new website] is a first-class, user-friendly site with spectacular graphics and lots of interesting and helpful information.

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Thousands walk Michigan Avenue for Detroit Veterans Day Parade

Monday is Veterans Day – a day to honor the brave people who serve our country in the armed forces. Remembrances started early in Detroit. The 14th annual Detroit Veterans Day parade was held Sunday down Michigan Avenue. Dozens of residents and veterans came out to celebrate and to honor those who paid the ultimate price and given everything for their country.

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Thousands walk Michigan Avenue for Detroit Veterans Day Parade

Monday is Veterans Day — a day to honor the brave people who serve our country in the armed forces. Remembrances started early in Detroit. The 14th annual Detroit Veterans Day parade was held Sunday down Michigan Avenue. Dozens of residents and veterans came out to celebrate and to honor those who paid the ultimate price and given everything for their country.

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Food boxes distributed to veterans, seniors and others in need

The Metropolitan Detroit Veterans Coalition (MDVC) teamed up with the American Legion, Department of Michigan, Detroit Chapter #9 of the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Gleaners Food Bank of Michigan and distributed 400 food boxes Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 to veterans, seniors and others in need.

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