2020 57th Cathedral Veterans’ Service

This is a reminder for this Sunday November 8th, 2020 at 4:00 pm when we will present 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. 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.


Commander – Wayne Blank
1st Vice – Rob Harris
2nd Vice – Leonard Hogan
Adjutant – Barbara Hughes
Finance – Rob Harris
Historian – Doug Masserang
Provost Marshal – Arnold Apple
Trustee – Malvin Porter, Doug Masserang, and Richard Walczyk
Service Officer – Richard Walczyk
Public Relations Officer – Needs to be Appointed
Chaplin – Richard Robertson
Quartermaster – Needs to be Appointed

Welcome to the AMVETS of Michigan

We, the American Veterans who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces of the United States during and since World War II, fully realizing our responsibility to our community, to our state and to our nation, associate ourselves for the following purposes: to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States; to safeguard the principles of freedom, liberty and justice for all; to promote the cause of peace and goodwill among nations; to maintain inviolate the freedom of our country; to preserve the fundamentals of democracy; to perpetuate the friendship and associations of these veterans; and to dedicate ourselves to the cause of mutual assistance, this by the grace of God.

AMVETS Mission Statement

To enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy and services.