The Michigan Vietnam Wall is permanently placed inside VFW Post 2144. The wall was dedicated to the VFW by the Vietnam Veterans of America Post 73. It's 28 feet long and has the 2,648 names of the Michigan men and women who lost their lives in Vietnam War.
It is our mission to ensure all veterans receive Military Honors, to perpetuate their memory, to honor their service to their country and to give closure to their family for the many sacrifices they have endured.
Coming home doesn't mean the battle is over. With over 10 times the amount of veterans lost to suicide than to combat operations in the same time period, there has never been a more important time to TAKE A STAND and DO something to support our veterans!! If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, we have people that have shared a similar experience and are ready to help.
The Post is closing the week of November 9th as a precaution to the rising COVID numbers in Ottawa County. We are having the building professionally cleaned and don't know yet when we will reopen.If you need someone to run to the grocery store or pharmacy, or need help getting to a doctor appointment, please call Commander Mike. His number is in the newsletter, if you don't have your newsletter it is here:We also know that not all of our members are on Facebook. Please reach out to them to let them know we are here to help should they need it. Lets check on each other and help each other.
...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.
"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, butâ€”most importantlyâ€”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 nationâ€™s finest civic training to instill young future leaders with the knowledge, understanding and wisdom to govern this country.
I may not always believe in and trust our government, but I will ALWAYS believe and trust the American Soldier. You have taken a sacred oath to protect the many FREEDOMS that so many of us take for granted. Please understand that I am grateful for your sacrifice(s) and your service on my behalf. It is an honor to call you "My Countrymen".
President Kennedy said once "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." There are few ways less noble to serve our country than through the military. The courage and strength that you all exude are qualities which deserve only our highest gratitude. I cannot thank you enough for what you have done.