Southwest Housing Solutions is in the final stage of completing a beautiful new construction LIHTC development “MACK-ASHLAND TOWNHOME”.
We have committed to reserve up to 6 townhomes for U.S. Veteran Families. Although space and time is limited, we still have availability for eligible Veteran families.
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Welcoming all members and new members to our new location at the Masonic Temple.
500 Temple St, Detroit, MI 48201
Meetings are last Saturday of each month
Board Members at 11 AM
Lunch at Noon
Members at 1 PM
In late January, Chapter 9 moved from the Detroit, MI location that for years held their community events, chapter meetings, fundraisers, etc.
The location at 2951 Woodward is being reconstructed for the Red Wings professional hockey team’s new arena.
Chapter 9 will be meeting at the Masonic Temple until a permanent location can be found.
They hope to find a new location within the entertainment district, and possibly construct a museum and monument.
Chapter 9 was joined by over 50 veterans and supporters in a ceremony marking their last time in the old location including the activities of the color guard and lowering the flag. The American flag was then raised at the Masonic Temple.
Despite nostalgia for their old location, Chapter 9 agreed to sell the location for the growth of the city of Detroit.
At one point during the 37 history of Chapter 9, they had 1,600 members. Today, they remain strong with a membership of 184.
“Michigan’s Vietnam veterans, whether drafted or enlisted, served our country with honor. Tragically, too many returned home with little thanks for their service and not much help transitioning to civilian life,” said Kowall, R-White Lake. “This lapel-pinning ceremony is a way to thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War era and their families for their service and sacrifice on behalf of a grateful nation and the Michigan Legislature.”
Photo caption: Members of the Vietnam Era Veteran Planning Committee at Cass Park in Detroit. Pictured, from left: Steve Genther, Masonic Temple manager; Sen. Mike Kowall, R-White Lake; Bob McDonald, Foundation for American Veterans; Dick Chatman, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 9; Tyrone Chatman, Veterans Foundation of Michigan; Paul Palazzolo, VVA Chapter 9; Phil Smith, Marine Corps League (kneeling); Mike Sand, VVA Chapter 9; Lynn O’Brien, district director, Office of Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall; Ed Tuggle, VVA Chapter 9; Detroit VA Healthcare System Volunteer and Community Relations Chief William R. Browning; Don Gore, GM Veterans Affinity Group; Ray Williams, Veterans Foundation of Michigan. Not pictured: George Adams, VVA Chapter 9. - Photo by Lynette Arlene
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