The Revolution Flag Foundation, a Detroit area non-profit will organize a revolutionary day of service for Veteran’s day titled “Thank, Remember and Help a Veteran”. The day of service will give Metro Detroiters an outlet for which they can honor veterans on Veteran’s Day November 11, 2016.
Service Activities and Locations:
1. Thank a veteran: Thousands of thank you letters to active duty service members and veterans in and around Metro Detroit written by thousands of school children will be distributed. Letters will be distributed to veterans at the VA hospital.
2. Remember a veteran: A memorial ceremony at the restored memorial of Herman Hardstein will take place at 2 P.M. located at Cheyenne and Chippewa on Detroit’s west side. Volunteers will help to conduct a fall clean up at Hardstein park immediately after the ceremony.
3. Help a veteran: Care packages will be put together at Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 9 located at 2951 Woodward Ave, Detroit MI. Volunteers will assemble at 11 a.m. and will distribute the care packages to veterans in need around Metro Detroit.
The goal of the day of service is to give individuals a way that they can properly honor Veterans Day. Founder Michael Soviak said, “besides simply posting a thank you on Facebook, Thank, Remember and Help a Veteran gives people a place where they can truly make a difference for those that have fought for our freedom.” Judge Michael Warren commented, “Too often we take for granted the enormous sacrifices our veterans have made to defend our liberties and freedom. The efforts spearheaded by the Revolution Flag Foundation to recognize the past sacrifices of veterans and assist them today is essential to renewing the spirit of America. Patriot Week and Cornerstone Schools are proud to partner in this vital effort.”