Post 108, Oxford, at a recent meeting voted to provide the department the sum of five hundred dollars ($500.00) to be used for the Lodge at Higgins Lake in any way the committee sees fit. This was done during the visitation of District III Commander Eric Schuman when he told of the Lodge needing funds due to the replacement of 2 furnaces and the upcoming work to be done on the drain field. Commander Schuman also explained the rejuvenation of the adoption of cabins/rooms program.
The Oxford Post also donated five hundred dollars ($500.00) to a local boy named Chris Ophaus in sponsoring him on his bicycle trip for the “Wish A Mile” program as part of the Make-A-Wish Michigan Foundation. He’ll be riding the last weekend of July from Traverse City to Big Rapids, then on to Greenville, Grand Ledge, and ultimately finishing in Marshall, Michigan. These funds, Chris pointed out, would stay in the state of Michigan and not go to the national association. He will be riding over 300 miles during the trip.
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.