NEWS

Dunham-Ray Post 2645

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Of the United States


 

From the VFW POST 2645 Commander’s Desk:

Year-end update of 2021

Well comrades, 2021 was a good year for those of you who attended the Post meetings and took advantage of the activities held at the Post.

 

However, the Post was informed by the building owner that our lease is up as of December 31, 2021. We are no longer in a 24/7/365 exclusive use agreement.

 

We are now in an "as needed” shared space agreement through December 31, 2021. The building owner will be converting the space commonly known as the VFW Clubroom into a Youth Empowerment Center.

 

Our access to the building will need to be coordinated with the building manager, Vanessa. As of January 1, 2022, any VFW Post 2645 Elected Officer needing to access the building must contact Vanessa at 248-356-9423, who has our meeting schedule. We are allowed one hour prior to a meeting for set up, two hours for meeting time, and ½ hour clean up after each meeting the following applies to the contract:

 

  • 2645 Auxiliary meets 3rd Thursday of the month, 6:00pm until 8:00pm
  • 2645 Post meetings meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:00pm until 9:00pm.
  • Oakland County Council meets twice a year on Mondays, 7:30pm until 9:30pm. Those days to be determined!
  • All weekends are reserved for Youth Empowerment Activities. Vanessa has their schedule.

 

If anyone has questions specific to the new lease agreement, please contact either the Commander or Quartermaster.

 

Please remember to support all VFW Posts, "no matter where”, by attending their fundraiser functions!


Veterans Resource Fair

Click on above heading for flyer on the Veterans Resource Fair happening Thursday, November 18. Representatives will be onsite to serve all veterans, active duty, guard and reserves, and their families with various resources.


VFW members work to preserve Michigan Civil Battle Flag

Leadership from VFW Posts 4545 12082 have joined forces in raising funds to restore and preserve the piece of Michigan’s history that followed the 21st Infantry Regiment through eight Civil War battles.


State Adjutant shares in-person memory of 1982 DC Vietnam Memorial dedication

VFW Department of Michigan Adjutant & Quartermaster Barry Walter attended the Washington D.C. Vietnam Memorial Dedication on November 13, 1982. Now, 76, Barry recalls being a 35-year-old VFW service officer, witnessing history for his generation of warriors.


VFW Michigan awards life membership to Korean War Silver Star Recipient for community leadership

The VFW Department of Michigan awarded Bill Schrader a life membership after his many years of community service.


A Haunting at Department

When you find yourself alone at the VFW Department of Michigan Headquarters building, you may hear footsteps, doors slamming, or unexplainable noises that send a chill down your spine.


VFW Michigan donates $15,614 to cancer research

The VFW Department of Michigan donated $15,614 to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute for cancer research during their annual Fall Conference.


National POW-MIA Recognition Day: A look at the Missing Man Table

One symbolic gesture of remembrance commonly displayed in military related ceremony, is the Missing Man Table. This table is a physical reminder of service members who never made it home or remain unaccounted for.


September is National Suicide Prevention Month

September marks National Suicide Prevention month, and unfortunately, the topic of suicide is something all too familiar to the veteran community.


2023 Camp Trotter Camping season comes to a close

VFW Camp Trotter for Children has just wrapped its 2023 camping season. This year the camp welcomed 187 children to campus for four weeks of summer camp, 65 of which were returning campers.


National Auxiliary President plants tree at VFW Michigan headquarters

VFW Auxiliary National President Carla Martinez came to the VFW Department of Michigan and Auxiliary Headquarters August 15, 2023 to help plant a Bloodgood Japanese Maple Tree.


VFW recognizes Michigan post commander with Distinguished Service Award

Modesto De la O, out of Post 1370 in Pontiac, Michigan, received the Distinguished Service Award at the Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW National Convention July 25.


VFW Honors Michigan Department Commander

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is pleased to announce John Griffith has achieved All-American status as a Department commander.


New commander takes charge of Michigan’s VFW

Marine Gulf War veteran leads VFW as a “bridge” between wartime generations


VFW National names Michigan All-American Recipients

Congratulations to our Past State Commander John Griffith, Districts and Posts that made All-American this year in Michigan!


VFW National Home attains Gold-Level Veteran Friendly Employer status with the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

“We are an organization that supports veterans, it only makes sense that we not only employ veterans but give them the tools they need to be successful in their jobs as well as improve their quality of life. “said VFW National Home Executive Director Michael Wilson.


Click on the title below to read the full article on the VFW National website.

Thankful for the Life We Live


Celebrating Those Who Have Worn the Nation's Uniform


Happy Birthday, Marines!


VFW Ramps Up Efforts to Combat 'Claim Sharks'


VFW, SVA Name 2023/2024 Student Veterans for Legislative Fellowship


VFW Celebrates National Native American Heritage Month Observance


VFW Uncases Its Colors Again on Guantanamo Bay


Happy Birthday US Navy!


Youth Essay Deadline Quickly Approaching


Ten Years of Supporting Veterans Continues When You 'Help A Hero' at Your Local Sport Clips Haircuts


VFW Still Serving Those Who Serve Around the World


Happy National VFW Day!


VFW Calls on Sen. Tommy Tuberville to Lift Hold on Military Promotions


3M Lawsuit Ends in Victory for Veterans


Happy Birthday US Air Force!


VFW Commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month


VFW Commemorates National POW/MIA Recognition Day


VFW Launches Exclusive Gaming League for Veterans


Have You Forgotten?


Deadline for VFW Student Veteran Advocates Nears


VFW, Sport Clips Award Nearly $750,000 to Student Veterans


Applications Open for 2023-2024 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship


Happy Birthday US Coast Guard!


VFW Elects Duane Sarmiento as New National Commander


VFW, Humana Team Up to Tackle Food Insecurity for Veterans


VFW National Convention Heats Up in Phoenix


Action Alert: Support Major Richard Star Act Amendment


VFW Calls on SECDEF to Recognize Operation Atlantic Resolve Service with Medal


Freedom 24/7


Barstool Sports & New Amsterdam Vodka Launch Campaign to Support VFW Post Renovations


VFW Names Virginia Post Winner of 2023 Community Service Award


VFW Celebrates Flag Day, Army Birthday


VFW Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Women's Armed Services Integration Act


VFW Remembers D-Day


VFW Acknowledges Pride Month


VFW Commemorates Memorial Day


VFW Commemorates Armed Forces Day


VFW Troubled by Reports of Veterans Moved for Profit


Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags


Winners of VFW Publication Contest Announced


VFW Hosts Second Annual Day of Service


BURGER KING to Give Back to Veterans this Month


VFW Commemorates Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


VFW Honored as Gold Stevie Award Winner in American Business Awards


VFW Asks Speaker of the House to Honor the Promises of the PACT Act


The Washington Post Editorial Board Wants Veterans to Forfeit Earned Benefits


VFW Commemorates National Vietnam War Veterans Day


VFW Announces Top Teachers in National Contest


VFW Delegation Returns to Southeast Asia


VFW Proudly Sponsors Bataan Memorial Death March