This is the 90th year anniversary of this wonderful facility and program located in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Michael is a Life Member of the VFW and because of the donations Michael has personally made to this facility he is also a Life Member of the National Home program. Michael went to visit the facility with his friends: Hank who is not a veteran and Johnny who is an Air Force Vietnam Veteran. Jeri gave us a great tour and we saw everything. The place is beautiful and helps so many veteran families it is a great cause to support. Check out the website: www.VFWNationalHome.org Saturday, 12 Sept 2015.
Michael was also Assistant Chairman of the Memorial project to build the SILENT HEROES OF THE COLD WAR NATIONAL MEMORIAL located at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway on Mount Charleston near Las Vegas, Nevada. This Memorial was built to honor and remember the Military Service members of the United States who served during the Cold War (Michael served in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Cold War) and the Secret Operatives who worked to win the Cold War. At the same time we also built a USAF #9068 MONUMENT to remember the fourteen U-2 Government Operatives who died in the 17 November 1955 plane crash on Mount Charleston, Nevada. The Memorials are located in the U. S. Forest Service’s Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway Recreational Area near the crash site. The U. S. Government and the State of Nevada have designated this new Memorial to be a “National Park.” Michael helped with finalizing the design, putting together the donation request packets, setup the partnership and sponsorship with the American Legion, and contacted major Las Vegas Casinos for donations to build the Memorial. With the help of donations from the community we completed and dedicated the Memorial on 29 May 2015. For more information, to donate to our maintenance fund, and to get involved please visit: The SILENT HEROES OF THE COLD WAR NATIONAL MEMORIAL in the Las Vegas Area, Nevada