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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".

District 6 Meeting
Date: 4/29/2017
Location: Monroe, MI

Our District 6 Meeting will be hosted by Monroe Post 1138, located at 400 Jones Avenue, Monroe, MI. This is an important meeting since we will have elections and installation of Post and Auxiliary Officers for 2017-18. More details will be post as the date nears. Check back.
District 6 Picnic
Date: 5/20/2017
Location: To be determined

The Commander and Auxiliary President Dawn Shock have decided that rather than have the traditional "testimonial" we would rather hos a District Picnic where all the Post Commanders and Auxiliary President from the 6th District will be celebrated. We want you to bring all the members of your post and their families to a fun day. After all it is the individual Post Commanders and Auxiliary Presidents along with their members that do the work that makes for a successful year. So bring the kids and grandchildren out for a fun day. We are currently looking at a location such as a metro park for this event so suggestions are welcome. Anyone know how to play "blooper ball" Yeah - go ahead and google it!. I never heard of Euchre until I came to Michigan.
Memorial Day
Date: 5/29/2017

Department Closed
Department Convention
Date: 6/1/2017
Location: Gateway Holiday Inn, Flint MI

Department Convention, Gateway Flint Michigan
National Legislative Conference
Date: 2/26/2017
Location: Washington D.C.

National Legislative Conference
Date: 2/27/2017
Location: Washington D.C.

National Legislative Conference
Date: 2/28/2017
Location: Washington D.C.

Dept. Commander President Joint Testimonial
Date: 4/22/2017
Location: Sterling Heights

Details TBA
Day of Challenges
Date: 2/25/2017
Location: MTU, Houghton

Dept. Convention
Date: 6/2/2017
Location: Gateway Holiday Inn, Flint MI

Dept. Convention
Date: 6/3/2017
Location: Gateway Holiday Inn, Flint MI

Armys Birthday
Date: 6/14/2017

Buddy Poppy Days
Date: 5/11/2017

Buddy Poppy Days
Date: 5/12/2017

Buddy Poppy Days
Date: 5/13/2017

District 12 meeting
Date: 4/9/2017
Location: Post 4249, Newaygo

meeting starts at 1130 a.m.
District 6 meeting
Date: 4/29/2017
Location: Post 1138, Monroe

District 15 meeting
Date: 4/29/2017
Location: Post 3673, Bessmer

District 15 meeting
Date: 4/30/2017
Location: Post 3673, Bessmer

District 5 meeting
Date: 4/30/2017
Location: Post 6691, Fraser

District 4 meeting
Date: 5/6/2017
Location: Post 345, Redford

Meeting starts at 1200 p.m.
District 8 meeting
Date: 5/6/2017
Location: Post 5585, Portage

District 9 meeting
Date: 5/6/2017
Location: Post 5065, Sheridan

District 13 meeting
Date: 5/6/2017
Location: Post 2496, Alpena

District 14 meeting
Date: 5/6/2017
Location: Post 4573, Ishpeming

District 14 meeting
Date: 5/7/2017
Location: Post 4573, Ishpeming

District 7 meeting
Date: 5/7/2017
Location: Post 2284, Edwardsburg

City of Monroe Memorial Day Parade
Date: 5/29/2017
Location: Monroe, Post 1138

Parade starts at 200 p.m.
Meeting in Flint
Date: 6-5-2014 at 6PM
Location: Flint, Michigan

Department Convention Flint Gateway

As yesterday’s defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today’s military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.

Korean War
Vietnam War
Persian Gulf War
War in Afghanistan
War in Iraq
War on Global Terror

and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.


"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.




Welcome to Dist.

Recent Events & Photos
Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen for 2016/2017 new themes are out. So please note and start getting this info to our students.  Don't forget to advertise in the paper for those being home schooled. . .
Voice of Democracy theme is: My Responsibility to America
Patriot's Pen theme is: The America I Believe In
Questions contact your local post or call Dave Miller Chairman of the VOD & PP programs (419)491-1502 for assistance. 
 VFW sponsorship of Scouting pays off!  The young Cub Scout receiving an award from his Cub Master at a Cub Scout Meeting in 1957 is none other than Dave Otter. After being a Cub Scout Dave went on to serve in Viet Nam, then returned to join Carleton VFW Post 4093 who was the sponsor of his Cub Scout Pack.  Dave is a Life Member of the VFW and serves as a Trustee.  So I guess Dave really has Come Home!




Our Mission

  "That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies."



Military ID Policy Changes
All – Military installations are starting to enforce the requirement that military ID


Wearing unearned medal can be a crime; free-speech
Lying about receiving a military medal is constitutionally protected, but there’s no right to carry the lie a step further by wearing a combat decoration that hasn’t been earned, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.


Statewide News


As we start to get the forms we will be updating this article. Thank you for your patience.


Post and Department emails
Post and Department email pass words Have been change due to a security risk! Server was hacked, your UID's stayed the same do not use your old Password or reset to the old password you have been using! Call or text Dave strange server technician (248) 207-3680 or John Gubin 586-216-7088 department web site Director!


National News


VFW to Deliver Veterans’ Voice to Congress
2017 Legislative Conference runs Feb. 26 - March 2 in Washington

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Next weekend, more than 500 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., the nation’s largest and oldest war veterans’ organization begin rallying in Washington, D.C., to voice the concerns of veterans directly with the nation’s lawmakers during the 2017 VFW Legislative Conference, Feb. 26 – March 2.


VFW Salutes United States Army for 241 Years of Service
Our nation’s soldiers are America’s true heroes.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – June 14, 2016, marks the 241st year of service from the United States Army. The U.S. Army has evolved drastically since it was originally organized as the Continental Army in 1775; battlefields have transformed, weaponry has evolved, faces have come and gone, military uniforms have varied, but one thing holds fast: the bravery and the heart of the individuals who wear the uniform, and their commitment to their mission.


What Others are Saying


The Officers

2014 - 2015

"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, but—most importantly—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 nation’s finest civic training to instill young future leaders with the knowledge, understanding and wisdom to govern this country.



A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. ~John Maxwell

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