Advocacy group calls on Obama to pardon some post-9/11 vets
The veteran service organization Vietnam Veterans of America penned an open letter to President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump, calling on the former to pardon all post-9/11 veterans who were discharged under less-than-honorable… Read More
Web editor’s note: Emmet County Veterans Affairs Director writes a monthly column about issues affecting veterans and their families. Below is his December 2016 column; to access past articles, click here.
VA national cemeteries now offering pre-need eligibility
The Department… Read More
The Emmet County Veterans Affairs Department helps to coordinate care packages for service members in the U.S. military during the holidays. If you have someone serving or know of someone and can provide an address, the Emmet County VA office can assist in having a care package sent. Jim Alton,… Read More
Web editor’s note: Each month, Emmet County Veterans Affairs Director writes a column about news and issues facing veterans. Below is his November 2016 column.
All military service deserves equal respect
I’m going to devote some time this month to talk about the increasing incivility among… Read More
By Jim Alton, Emmet County VA Director
Petoskey Eagle Scout project helps veterans fly
Tyler Hitner, a junior at the Concord Academy of Petoskey, has raised almost $10,000 to help veterans participate in the Mid-Michigan Honor Flight as a part of his Eagle Scout project. Our congratulations… Read More
“My orders were to go to San Mateo and to report on Jan. 15, 1945,” Moose wrote. “My departure for WWII has one image fixed in my mind, that of my mother crying as she and father saw me off to war at the LaSalle Street railroad station.”
By Tamara Stevens
Maurice “Moose” F. Dunne turned 18 on Nov.… Read More
Emmet Realtors group raises funds for local vets
The Emmet Association of Realtors is kicking off its annual “11-11” campaign on Sept. 11, which culminates with a large donation each year to the Emmet County Veteran’s Affairs office on Nov. 11. Realtors, their affiliates and members of the public… Read More
Web editor’s note: Each month, VA Director Jim Alton writes a column about issues affecting veterans. Following is his August 2016 column.
Pheasant hunting opportunity for vets
VFW Post 8530 in Gettysburg, S.D. is sponsoring a pheasant hunt for five disabled veterans, Purple Heart recipients… Read More
An update on your Emmet County VA office: $14.9 million to local veterans
Every year since 2006, the Emmet County Veterans Affairs office has increased the amount of various benefits paid to veterans and their families. In 2005, the VA was paying approximately $2 million to our local veterans;… Read More
Perhaps we did forget: The untold stories of the Merchant Marines
My assistant Rick and I had the pleasure of taking a bunch of veterans to a Beach Bums Baseball game on Sunday, May 29. One of the vets called me and asked if he could bring along a Merchant Marine from WWII. I told him of course, and met a hero… Read More
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