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FREEDOM CENTER: Serving those who serve us

By Milan Eagle media Since opening their doors in 2011, the Michigan Armed Forces Hospitality Center (also known as the MI Freedom Center) has served over 637,000 guests in four Freedom Centers across Michigan. The first Freedom Center was launched from a re-purposed Delta Airlines conference room at Detroit Metro Airport’s McNamara Terminal near Gate […]

George Falk: The heroic story of a World war II Pow

George Falk: The heroic story of a World war II Pow

A revised reprint from a 2005 edition of the Milan News-Leader By Isabelle Schultz It was a time when 52 American hostages were released from Iranian captivity. The national news event unleashed a flood of memories for Milan’s George Falk. “When I watched the hostages coming off that plane, I knew the joy they felt,” […]

Veteran of the Month: Brent Strong

Veteran of the Month: Brent Strong

By Milan Eagle media Brent Strong was born in Milan to parents Craig and Sandy Strong. He grew up in Milan and graduated from Milan High School in 2000. Brent’s father was in the Army and Brent always wanted to join and serve his country. He was going to enlist but his dad encouraged him […]

Veteran of the Month: Talons Out Honor Flights now accepting Vietnam vets

Press release Jackson, MI — American 1 Credit Union is pleased to announce their second sponsorship of a Talons Out Honor Flight, taking place on April 20, 2019. Talons Out is a 501(c)(3) and a regional hub of the national non-profit organization Honor Flight. Honor Flight volunteers serve Veterans with an all-expense paid trip to […]

Nearly 1.8 Million Honored During 2018 National Wreaths Across America Day at 1,640 Participating Cemeteries

Nearly 1.8 Million Honored During 2018 National Wreaths Across America Day at 1,640 Participating Cemeteries

By Milan Eagle media Dec. 16, 2018, on National Wreaths Across America Day, at 1,640 participating locations nationwide, grateful Americans in every state placed 1,800,000 veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of our nation’s heroes. At Arlington National Cemetery, nearly 60,000 rain-soaked volunteers placed 253,000 wreaths.  Nearly 600 truckloads of wreaths were transported across the country through a network of […]

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