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Michigan Military & Veterans Gala to Recognize Service Members and Veterans

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LANSING, Mich. — Michigan will hold its third annual Military & Veterans Gala Nov. 4 from 6 – 11 p.m. at The Suburban Collection Showplace’s Diamond Center located at 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi. The formal event is a celebration of Michigan’s National Guard members, veterans and advocates.
In addition to music, dancing and food, the night will include the presentation of awards in nine categories including Veteran of the Year, Veteran-Friendly Volunteer of the Year, Veteran Service Provider of the Year, Community Outreach and Regional Engagement, MVAA & Trust Fund Exceptional Service, Michigan Army National Guard Recruiter of the Year, Michigan Air National Guard Recruiter of the Year, DMVA Employee of the Year and VA Employee of the Year.

We are extremely excited to host our third annual Michigan Military & Veterans Gala celebrating the accomplishments of Michigan National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, veterans and advocates who answered the call to serve from their state and nation,” said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul D. Rogers, adjutant general and director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. “The gala will also pay tribute to our military families and caregivers for their ongoing support of our service members and their missions.”

Adam Hollier, director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, said the gala is a time to recognize Michigan veterans and their families leading up to Veterans Day on Nov. 11.

This is a celebration of our state’s veterans, their accomplishments and the proud history they helped build here in Michigan, domestically and overseas,” Hollier said. “We also honor all of the volunteers, family members and providers who proudly advocate and care for our veterans after their service ends.

Tickets are $60 and the event is open to the public. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: 2023 Gala. If you would like to become a sponsor or help cover the costs for service members to attend the gala, visit: 2023 Gala Sponsorships. Please note that this is an adults-only event.

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