Amvets Post 2006 Color Guard

Post Color Guard 
“Thunder over Michigan” at Willow Run
Willy Victor 2018 Reunion Display 


Thank you Heather


The Wednesday morning AMVETS breakfast group thanks Heather for her exceptional service to our veterans. Heather is our waitress at Americus Grille and serves us on Wednesday mornings throughout the year. She is always friendly, courteous and efficient, making our breakfast gathering fun and enjoyable. Thank you Heather and have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


AMVETS Post 2006 Color Guard at the “Folds of Honor” Ceremony


Milford Memories AMVETS Booth

Milford Memories 3 day event for Recruiting and fund raising was a huge success and we keep getting better at it with experience. I would like to thank the following members for their participation.

Joe Salvia
Michael Willihnganz
Gerry Mantela
Gerry Young
Dave and Lisa Fredericksen
Jim Kozlowski
Dick Woodcox
Dave Rhea
Howard Ambinder
Bill Brown
Les Wolfe

Thanks Les Wolfe

Proposed AMVETS Display and Recuitment Booth


The Post is putting together a display booth which will include a tent, tables, and recruiting literature to be used at multiple events such as Milford Memories, veteran’s functions, and other community events.

The purpose is to recruit new members, and solicit donations by the handing out of White Clovers. The White Clover program is sponsored by the National AMVETS Organization. A White Clover is symbolic to AMVETS, as the Red Poppy is to the American Legion.

Pictured below are photos of a typical AMVETS booth setup. Through the efforts of Bill Brown, Les Wolfe and others, the Post is in the process of putting together this type of portable booth display.


March Recognition Awards

Top Photo
Larry Shaver (center) presented with a Recognition Award for his many contributions to the Post Honor and Color Guard teams.

Bottom Photo
1st Vice Commander Weber presents a special recognition award to Mr. Roger Althouse for his generous contribution to the Post on behalf oh the Althouse Foundation.
Pictured left to right Joe Salvia, Jack Weber, Mr. Althouse, and Larry Shaver.


February Recognition Awards

Top picture
Special Recognition Award to John Bell and John Hicks for their outstanding dedication to the veterans and spouses of our Southern Command at Abbey Park.
Left to right: Commander Salvia, John Bell, John Hicks, 1st Vice Commander Weber

Middle Picture
Special Recognition Award to Roger Brooks for his outstanding, long term, dedication as Post 2006 Finance Officer.
Left to right: Roger, Commander Salvia, 1st Vice Commander Weber

Bottom picture
Special Recognition Award to Richie Giagrossi and the VFW Post 9914 Mess Hall crew for their dinner preparation, in support of AMVETS 2nd Wednesday Social Night.
Left to right: Richie, Adjutant Neff, 1st Vice Commander Weber




Veteran Interviews at Amvets Post 2006

This an extremely long video taken at the November AMVETS Post 2006 membership meeting. It will remain on the front page of the website thru December. It will then be move to the 20018 events page.

Veterans day flag raising ceremony at Kurtz Elementry School

Veterans Day Celebration at Kurtz Elementary School
November, 2018



Veterans and Color Guard at American House


Veterans’s and Color Guard at Muir Jr. High


Veterans and Color Guard at Independence Village - White Lake


AMVETS Post 2006 Color Guard - November 7th


Post 2006 members at the Marine Corps Ball - November

Top Photo, our newest members, David Fett and Elena Glinter with our oldest member, Navy Frank Quinlan


Sailors Reunion Color and Honor Guard


AMVETS Post 2006 Flag Donation Day

Here are some photos of the AmVets receiving donations for American Flags on Main Street and having lunch complements of Smoke Street BBQ in Milford. The two seniors working on Main Street are (Navy) Frank and his wife Annamarie Quinlan. 

PS, Navy Frank is 97 1/2 years old, his birthday is on Valentines Day, also they have been married for 70 years. 

Pictured last is the luncheon hosted by Smoke Street for the flag team. Thank you Smoke Street!


June Recognition Award


Amvets State Convention

Newley elected AMVETS Department of Michigan Officers
Post 2006 Commander Joe Salvia elected as 2nd Vice Commander for the Department of Michigan.


Milford Memorial Day Parade 2018

Top Photo
Col. John Nelson and Michigan Army National Guard Member David Fett lead the 2018 Milford Memorial Day Parade.
Col. Nelson is the Past Commander of American Legion Post 216, and a charter
member of Amvets Post 2006.
David is one of the newest members of Post 2006.

Middle Photo
AMVETS State Commander Jean Hall, and Vietnam Nam Veteran Lt. Larry Lorenz seated in the rear.
Major Oakman Hurd, and Jeep driver Jack Weber seated in front.

Bottom Photo
WWII veteran and Amvets member Lew Bradbury shown on the right carring the WWII casualty banner.


May Special Recognition Award

Top Photo
John Moore reads the words on a plaque recognizing the contributions a women’s group from the Milford United Methodist Church made to our hospitalized veterans at various VA facilities. The group is called “Stitching for Others” and they have made a great many Lap Blankets, as shown in the picture below. The reverse side is a colorful collage of American flags.

Middle Photo
Commander Salvia presents the plaque to Thesia Wolf (far left) and Sandy Thomann (3rd from the left). There are many others in this dedicated stitching group. Great job ladies, and thank you for your support for our Veterans.

2018 K-9 Veterans Day


“Folds of Honor” Ceremonial Color Guard


April Recognition Award

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