Skip to main content

Gov. Whitmer Proclaims June 2-8 as State Veterans Homes Recognition Week

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed June 2 – 8 as State Veterans Homes Recognition Week, honoring the more than 350 veterans that reside in our state veteran homes and the hardworking staff that support them.

"During State Veterans Homes Recognition Week, we uplift the more than 350 veterans living at state veterans homes in Chesterfield Township, Grand Rapids and Marquette and recommit ourselves to having their backs," said Governor Whitmer. "This week, we should also applaud the hundreds of health care workers who work hard every day to care for our veterans. Together, let’s keep working to ensure our veterans and their families have the resources and support they need to thrive."   

“This honor is a reflection on the distinguished heroes we serve and the incredible staff and volunteers who help bring veterans the high-quality care they’ve earned," said Anne Zerbe, executive director and CEO of Michigan Veteran Homes (MVH). "With three unique homes, we’re proud to offer veterans across Michigan an opportunity to live in an extraordinary veteran-centric community with state-of-the-art skilled nursing care.” 

While there are many ways to support veterans at MVH, including volunteering at one of the state veterans homes, joining their team to provide veterans with exceptional care or making provisions in your will, trust, retirement account or insurance policy to distribute a legacy-leaving commitment, you can also support MVH by sending a check directly to each home or donating online

View the proclamation here: June 2 – 8, 2024: State Veterans Homes Recognition Week.

Investing in Michigan’s Military Families

Governor Whitmer has made significant investments to grow economic opportunity, access to health care, and more for Michigan’s veterans, service members and their families.

  • Signed legislation lowering costs for families of disabled veterans by eliminating red tape and ensuring spouses can maintain property tax exemptions.
  • Removed barriers for veterans to get commercial driver’s licenses and signed a bill to help service members, veterans, and their dependents enter a licensed profession.
  • Launched the statewide outreach and advertising campaign “I Served. I Am a Veteran,” to engage veterans, collect their stories, and connect them to benefits.
  • Expanded veterans preference program to benefit veterans and service members looking to join state government.
  • Reinvigorated the Michigan Veteran Friendly Schools program to highlight educational institutions that support military-connected students.
  • Expanded the National Guard tuition assistance program to cover spouses and dependents, lowering the cost of higher education for military families.
  • Pushed for a new fighter mission at Selfridge and secured resources to modernize the base.
  • Stood up the National All-Domain Warfighting Center at Camp Grayling and the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center providing training in land, air, maritime, cyber environments.

Media Contact: