Team Legion 46 wins trophy for the third year winning 6- 2 and 6- 2 in a double header against the VFW Post 423 team. Each year the trophy is up for grabs as they play a friendly double header. The teams played at Veterans Memorial Park in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Ann Arbor VA Medical Center
Beginning October 1, 2019, The Ann Arbor VA Medical Center Campus will become smoke-free.
July 14th Fisher House broke ground for a new Fisher House at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center. It is the first Fisher House to be built in Michigan. See pictures from the Ceremony.
Comments From The Ann Arbor Legion Post 46 Commander Dave Draper
As we start a new year and swear in a new Commander, I am hopeful that we, as a Post, continue the rich heritage that has preceded us. If my math is correct, I am the 68th Commander since the Post's founding 100 years ago. We have had years of glory with high membership to times where membership has dwindled. We currently have members from WWII to the more recent conflicts from post 911, a broad range in ages. We will be making a concerted effort to increase membership in the coming year by tapping into the colleges and universities in our area. We recently started holding our meetings in a shared veterans organization building that is more conducive to meetings and at a more appropriate time for everyone.
We will also be focusing more on community support- one of the four pillars of the American Legion, and assistance to Veterans. We currently support Boys State and Fisher House Michigan. Fisher House is a Ronald McDonald like facility but for Veteran families who want to support their Veteran family member who is hospitalized at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center. Groundbreaking will take place very soon. We also provide flags at gravesites during the Memorial Day remembrance. We provide homeless Vets with supplies and food, and once a year provide lunch to our law enforcement personnel at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center. Once a year we solicit monies through a Poppy drive to raise funds for selected projects. So, as you can see, we are off to a good start to providing services and assistance to our Veteran community.
Thank you to the Post membership for electing me as Commander and for your confidence in my abilities.
The American Legion
Erwin Prieskorn Post 46
Ann Arbor, Michigan