Invading Russia: The Polar Bear Expedition

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm presents: Veterans Day Program – Invading Russia: The Polar Bear Expedition Thursday, November 8, 7:00 p.m. Admission Free for Members and Veterans; $5 Public Registration required at or by calling 248-656-4663 Light refreshments provided When Godfrey Anderson was drafted for duty in the United States Army during World War I, he had no idea he would also become part of a military adventure that would find him … [Read more...]

Veteran’s Day Open House at The Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township

The Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township (VTOT) will hold a Veteran’s Day Open House and ceremony on Sunday, November 11. The Open House runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A short ceremony will being at 10:55 a.m. The ceremony will include a blessing, a guest speaker, patriotic music/singing, and a Moment of Silence at 11:00 a.m. sharp to mark the month-date-hour that the 'guns fell silent on the Western Front' at 11:00 a.m. on November 11. Hotdogs & light refreshments will be served; … [Read more...]

Save the Flags on Veterans Day

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Save the Flags The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Save the Flags on Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. in honor of Veterans Day. Admission is free for Veterans and members of the Rochester Hills Museum. For non members, admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Matt VanAcker, Director of the State Capitol Tour Guide and Information Service and Co-Chair of Save The Flags will be speaking … [Read more...]

Van Hoosen Middle School Students Celebrate Veterans Day

Van Hoosen Middle School is pleased to announce a special silent dismissal and flagpole ceremony on Wednesday, November 11, to commemorate Veterans Day. At 2:05 p.m., approximately 900 Van Hoosen students and staff will exit the school building silently and then convene by the flagpole, thus occupying the entire bus loop. Featured guests include Air Force Lt. Col. Sara Blackmer and Army Lt. Col. Calvin Gross, both Van Hoosen parents, who will speak about the importance of honoring the … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools to Rededicate Veterans Memorial Plaque from RHS Class of 1947

On November 10, 2014 Rochester Community Schools will host a reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room to rededicate the plaque in memory of “the men who gave their lives in World War II” that was donated by the Rochester High School class of 1947. The plaque has been restored and will be relocated to a place of greater prominence within the Rochester Community Schools Administration building. The press release also stated that at that time the district will also unveil a newly commissioned … [Read more...]

Crittenton Seeks Donations for Cell Phones for Soldiers

Crittenton Home Care and nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. are asking Oakland County residents to help troops call home by donating gently used cellular phones and smart phones. Although the military landscape is ever changing, as many as 290,000 troops are serving in the U.S. military overseas around the world. By donating to Cell Phones for Soldiers, the community can provide troops with that precious connection to loved ones back home. During its annual Veteran’s Day event, held this … [Read more...]

North Hill Helpers craft letters for Veterans Day

After school on Thursday, North Hill Helpers exhibited patriotism and gratitude for local veterans through good ole fashioned letters. When asked why the students wanted to participate, one responded “My grandpa is a veteran and I wanted to write letters to thank people like him.” North Hill Helpers is the community service club at North Hill Elementary School. In lieu of Veterans Day, fifth grade teacher Emily Lewalski asked families to share the name and address of a veteran they know. … [Read more...]

Red, white and blue

With Veterans Day this Sunday, I am thrilled to share a peek inside the lives of two Michiganders who have courageously and selflessly protected our every freedom. As your health reporter, I was excited to connect with Rosemarie Kenny, a former U.S. Army healthcare specialist as well as to chat with former U.S Air Force drill sergeant Brad Calahan about healthcare for veterans. Be sure to join the conversation—Share your story if you are a veteran or active military member or let us know what … [Read more...]

Hiring our Heroes

Editor's Note: Last Thursday, November 1, the “Hire Our Heroes“ resolution to develop a Veteran Internship Program (VIP) for Oakland County to help returning veterans find work and make a better transition into civilian life was unanimously passed. Op-Ed by Jim Runestad, Oakland County Commissioner for White Lake and Waterford With Veterans Day fast-approaching and both presidential candidates addressing the sluggish economy and high unemployment rates, especially rates for our returning … [Read more...]

Veterans Day observance is Sunday

The annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at Veterans Memorial Pointe on Sunday, November 11 at 11 a.m. Guest speakers will be Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett and commanders from local VFW, DAV and American Legion posts. This year, a special dedication is planned in honor of Sgt. Kyle McClain who was killed in action on August 1, 2012 during combat operations in Salim Aka, Afghanistan. Sgt. McClain was raised in Rochester Hills and graduated from Rochester High School in 2005. After … [Read more...]