Post Activation Press Release
(Newaygo, MI) 4/16/14 — AMVETS, the nation’s fourth largest veterans service organization will formally activate Post 4250 on Friday April 25, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
The complete activation ceremony is divided into three parts: activating the post, dedicating the post, and installing the officers. AMVETS – Department of Michigan Commander Bob Green of Grand Rapids will officiate. Aide De Camp and District 5 Commander Jean Hall of Byron Center, Executive Director Carol Hebert of Roscommon, Son of AMVETS Commander John Aldridge of Laninsburg will also assist with the dedication and installation of officers.
Over the years, AMVETS has been in the forefront of public-policy related to national defense, services for homeless veterans, adequate funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs, concurrent receipt of retirement pay and disability compensation by disabled military retirees, veterans employment and training, POW/MIA accountability and flag protection.
In addition to the work of our national service officers, other AMVETS members, as well as those in the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, will devote as many as 250,000 hours of free time a year to brighten the lives of hospitalized veterans. Here, something as simple as playing cards with the lonely or watching television with the disabled can make a world of difference.
The new Post 4250 Commander, Eugene Kovach says “We we have been working hard to make this post a reality and are anxious to get started helping local veterans and providing services to the community.”
The services will take place at VFW Memorial Hall, 45 Gene Fergason Ln. Newaygo, MI, which is the back building at the Newaygo VFW.