Thursday, October 29, 2020

Department Membership Training Wed. Nov 4


Your Department Membership Committee is pleased to present the next Membership Training Session via Zoom Meetings…"Defining a Great Post"! We feel this information is valuable for your Leadership Team, Membership Team, your Legionnaires, and will enhance your Post's Membership Activities. The presentation will be followed by an interactive Q & A session.

We encourage you to share these live presentations with your entire Post Membership.

Brian
Brian A. Mohlman, Membership Director
The American Legion Department of Michigan
269-579-6458
 
Please join us on your computer, tablet, or smartphone on Wednesday 4 November @ 7:00 PM, by following the link below.
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Monday, October 26, 2020

Northville Michigan Military Banner Program

 


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

2020 Cathedral Veterans' Service


 

The Cathedral Church of St. Paul

The Very Reverend S. Scott Hunter, Dean

4800 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, Michigan 48201

www.detroitcathedral.org

313.831.5000   fax: 313.831.0471

 

October 20, 2020

The American Legion Coleman A. Young Post 202

76 East Forest

Detroit, MI. 48201

 

Dear Mr. Chatman,

 

            It is with deep regret that the Cathedral Church of St. Paul will be unable to host its 57th Veterans' Day Service in-person at the Cathedral this fall. Concern over the likelihood that the Covid-19 virus will still be with us, has driven us to this sad decision, but we would like to assure you that we still plan to express our thanks to our Veterans and First Responders in a different but meaningful way on Sunday November 8th, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

             Instead of actually gathering in Detroit at the Cathedral, we are planning a special and unique service of thanksgiving which will be broadcast on the internet using our YouTube channel. This will be accessible by going to our website at detroitcathedral.org, selecting the "prayer & Worship Resources" page and then clicking on the appropriate YouTube button.

            The emphasis of this service is thanksgiving – an expression of our profound appreciation for all who have served the pursuit of freedom and peace in service to their country, regardless of their race, religion or ethnic background.  To this end, we include all who have served in the armed forces of the United States, Canada and our Allied Nations. We will also honor First Responders and those who serve in state and local police and fire departments.

Our celebration will include music from members of our choir with traditional trumpet and bagpipe selections. Our speaker will be Richard Chatman, a great leader in Veterans' affairs in South Eastern Michigan.

            If you are seeking a way to say "thank you", to offer prayers for comrades still serving, or to remember those who have fallen, we look forward to being with you virtually on Nov. 8th. 

            To find the service on YouTube you can click on the link on our website at detroitcathedral.org, after 3:00 pm on Sunday November 8th. On a smart TV just search "Cathedral Church of St Paul" on YouTube. In 2021 we will be excited to be able to welcome all of you to return to the Cathedral for our 58th Veterans' Day Service.

 

Grace and peace,

      

The Very Reverend S. Scott Hunter, D.Min.                LCDR Robert W. Prout, USNR Retired

Dean, Cathedral Church of St. Paul                             Chairman, Veterans' Service Committee

 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Reminder-Post Membership Training - Department of Michigan


Membership Training

Commanders & Adjutants:


REMINDER


Your Department Membership Committee is pleased to present the next Membership Training Session via Zoom Meetings…"Every Legionnaire is a Recruiter"! We feel this information is valuable for your Leadership Team, Membership Team, and your Legionnaires, and will enhance your Post's Membership Goals.


Brian

Brian A. Mohlman, Membership Director

The American Legion Department of Michigan

bamohlman@comcast.net

269-579-6458

 

Please join us on your computer, tablet, or smartphone on Wednesday 21 Oct @ 7:00 PM, by following the link below.


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Friday, October 16, 2020

Detroit Veterans Day Parade - Virtual Armed Services Salute 2020



Metropolitan Detroit Veterans Coalition (MDVC)

Virtual Armed Services Salute 2020

Sunday, November 8th, 2020

2020 Veterans Honor Roll


As a past participant in the Detroit Veterans Day Parade, we want to share news about how you can join in on the Virtual Armed Services Salute 2020

The Armed Services Salute is and has always been, a celebration of Michigan's veterans, active military, civilian community support and the authentic patriotism inspired by that collaboration. While plans were well underway for one of our largest events in 2020, one that honored women veterans, the uncertainty of what this fall would bring us from the Covid 19 pandemic has necessitated a revision of our plans to ensure the safety and health of our veterans and our community.

For 2020, we are conducting a Virtual Armed Services Salute that will be broadcast/livestreamed so veterans and spectators can watch from the safety of their homes. We will be broadcasting an Opening Ceremony that will feature our veterans of honor and female veterans telling the story of women in the Armed Services. We will show footage from past Veterans Day Parades and broadcast/livestream a representative walk around the park. The 4Star 4Mile race will likewise be held virtually.

You can participate in this Virtual Armed Services Salute by registering on our website and sending a photo of you, your group or your service unit, current or past, and we will include it in our broadcast/livestream on November 8th. The segment will be called the Veteran Honor Roll and will run following the Opening Ceremony sequence in the program.

We recognize that a virtual event is not the celebration we wanted for Veterans Day 2020, but we will commemorate it the best we can and look forward to seeing you in person with the biggest and best parade ever in 2020. 

We have launched a new website www.mdvcmi.org with detailed information about the virtual event and the form to submit your pictures. Go to  2020 Detroit Veterans Honor Roll to send those pictures now and join the 2020 Detroit Veterans Day Parade Honor Roll. 


Stay safe!

MDVC Team

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Michigan Legion COVID Update


An Update on COVID-19 as of October 13, 2020
Post Commanders and Adjutants,

The Michigan Supreme Court has deemed the Executive Orders of the Executive branch unconstitutional. In place of those orders the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director has issued other orders, due to the pandemic, under Michigan laws.

Those orders have been issued, and should be followed. You may read the complete order here:


Here are some points:

NOTE: The 70/30 rule about alcohol sales is no longer in effect, it is based on capacity.

(2) Indoor gatherings of up to 10 persons occurring at a non-residential venue are permitted provided each person at the gathering wears a face covering except as provided in section 6 of this order;

(3) Indoor gatherings of more than 10 and up to 500 persons occurring at a non-residential venue are permitted only to the extent that the organizers and venue:

(A) In venues with fixed seating, limit attendance to 20% of seating capacity of the venue, provided however that gatherings at up to 25% of seating capacity are permitted in Region 6;

(B) In venues without fixed seating, limit attendance to 20 persons per 1,000 square feet in each occupied room, provided however that gatherings of up to 25 persons per 1,000 square feet in each occupied room are permitted in Region 6;

(C) Require that each person at the gathering wears a face covering except as provided in section 6 of this order.

(4) Outdoor gatherings of up to 100 persons occurring at a residence are permitted (face coverings are strongly recommended for such gatherings);

(5) Outdoor gatherings of up to 100 persons occurring at a non-residential venue are permitted provided that each person at the gathering wears a face covering except as provided in section 6 of this order;

(6) Outdoor gatherings of more than 100 and up to 1,000 persons occurring at a non-residential venue with fixed seating are permitted only to the extent that the organizers and venue:

(A) In venues with fixed seating, limit attendance to 30% of seating capacity;

(B) In venues without fixed seating, limit attendance to 30 persons per 1,000 square feet, including within any distinct area within the event space;

(C) Require that each person at the gathering wear a face covering except as provided in section 6 of this order.

7. Food service establishments. Food service establishments must prohibit gatherings in all the following circumstances:

(a) In indoor common areas in which people can congregate, dance, or otherwise mingle;

(b) If there is less than six feet of distance between each party;

(c) If they exceed 50% of normal seating capacity;

(d) Anywhere alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption onsite, unless parties are seated and separated from one another by at least six feet, and do not intermingle.

(e) If they involve any persons not seated at a table or at the bar top (customers must wait outside the food service establishment if table or bar top seating is unavailable);

(f) Until the food service establishment has been deep cleaned consistent with Food and Drug Administration and CDC guidance, in the event that an employee of the food service establishment is confirmed positive for COVID-19 or shows symptoms of COVID-19 while at work.

Sincerely,

Mark Sutton
Public Relations Director
American Legion
Department of Michigan

Friday, October 9, 2020

Post Membership Training - Department of Michigan


Membership Training

Commanders & Adjutants:


Your Department Membership Committee is pleased to present the next Membership Training Session via Zoom Meetings…"Every Legionnaire is a Recruiter"! We feel this information is valuable for your Leadership Team, Membership Team, and your Legionnaires, and will enhance your Post's Membership Goals.


Brian

Brian A. Mohlman, Membership Director

The American Legion Department of Michigan

bamohlman@comcast.net

269-579-6458

 

Please join us on your computer, tablet, or smartphone on Wednesday 21 Oct @ 7:00 PM, by following the link below.


Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 817 2572 4143

Passcode: 283822

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Meeting ID: 817 2572 4143

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Monday, October 5, 2020

Department Commander Message after MI Supreme Court Ruling


Message from Department Commander Wood about the State Supreme Court Ruling
Moving Forward
On Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled 7-0 that the executive orders issued by the executive branch were unconstitutional. Those E.O.'s have kept Legionnaires from opening their post homes, or limiting service, and shutting down bingo.  Post homes and bingo are a source of revenue that provides the resources American Legion programs need.

One of the last E.O.'s issued did reopen bingo (with restrictions) and indoor gatherings in order for Posts to meet again if they had large enough spaces starting October 9.

Does this mean Posts can now just reopen and disregard all the precautions? I Don't Know, watching the news and listening to experts on what all of this means has me confused.

What I do know though, is that the ruling did not eliminate the COVID virus. It is still there, it still dangerous, and it is real. As we learned Friday morning even the President is not immune to catching COVID. 

I know that 65% of Michigan Veterans are over the age of 65, which puts them into the high-risk category if they are infected with COVID.

I would encourage everyone to take precautions, take the lessons learned from all of the E.O.'s put in place and think about your members visiting the Post. I would encourage you to work with your county health departments and use common sense.  There could still be enforcements made by a local health department that could endanger any licenses the Post has. 

When we were in the military, many times we were only told the objective, not how to achieve it, they left the "how" up to us. Well this is one of those times. The objective is to minimize to the best of our ability the spread of the virus. Exactly how that is done is up to each of us.

If a member is sick, please stay home. Continue to clean thoroughly, offer hand sanitizer, and maintain distances between patrons.

Thank you for your passion,

Barry
Barry Wood
Department Commander