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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. Yet a recent study by the Associated General Contractors of America cites a potential labor shortage that could...

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FREE DENTAL CARE FOR VETERANS

Aspen Dental dentists and teams will once again be providing free dental care to veterans nationwide on June 8. For the sixth year, nearly 500 Aspen Dental offices nationwide will open their doors to serve veterans in their local communities as part of their community...

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VETERAN’S SCHOLARSHIP CEREMONY

Today was the day that apprenticeships were announced at the A. Philip Randolph Career Technical Center.  Additionally, Nechole Drake McClendon, from the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, and I presented VVA9’s $2,500 scholarship award to DeShawn Durr. He’s a great...

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DETROIT VIETNAM VETS MOVE FROM WOODWARD HOME

More than 50 years ago, Detroiters who fought in the Vietnam War came home to a hostile America, where veterans wanted to be welcomed home but often met public animosity.That’s one reason why a few of them founded the The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 9, for...

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Chapter 9 Moves to Masonic Temple

In late January 2019, Chapter 9 moved from the Detroit, MI location that for years held their community events, chapter meetings, fundraisers, etc. The location at 2951 Woodward is being reconstructed for the Red Wings professional hockey team’s new arena. Chapter 9...

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