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The National Home Receives Seven Car Carport!

This month the National Home received a brand new, seven stall carport! This carport will help extend the life of our fleet vehicles by providing much-needed shelter from harsh Michigan winters and hot summer days. A lot of people came together to make this project happen. It all started back in 2015 when members from Post #3769 of Kentucky visited the National Home as volunteers and worked on several projects, including building a deck by the Scout Cabin. They fell in love with the National Home and wanted to do more, so they asked Facilities Director, Todd Marriot what else they could do to help out the Home and he told them about the need for a carport. With the help of Department of

Our residents are accomplishing great things. Time to celebrate!

You could feel the energy in the National Home’s Community Center as residents, staff, trustees and guests gathered for the annual Community Celebration. Each year, we come together to celebrate the end of the school year and honor some special individuals for their accomplishments over the past year. "We applaud each resident recognized here tonight," said National Home Executive Director Patrice Green. "They are here thanks to their hard work and dedication, support and encouragement from their families and the National Home staff and the commitment of our VFW and Auxiliary brothers and sisters from across the country whose support makes our work possible." First up was our preschool gradu

Alumni Spotlight: Jeannie Kramer (Cullingwood)

We always love it when alumni come back to visit. We like to think that once the National Home is your home, it is always your home. This week we were lucky enough to be visited by Jeannie Kramer (Cullingwood) who called the National Home her home from 1943 to 1947. After her father passed away from heart issues caused by gassing during his service in the Army in World War !, her mother was struggling to make ends meet. She worked as a switchboard operator and had four children to care for. She made the tough decision to make arrangements for her children to be cared for outside of her home in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch countryside. Jeannie's eldest brother went to live at

Congratulations Class of 2017!!

Congratulations to our two graduating seniors this year, Zack and Jarett! (Left to right, Zack, Jarett) Zack has been with us for four years at the National Home. During his high school career, he played football, basketball, ran track, and was the Sports Editor for the high school's magazine. He plans on attending Olivet College in the fall to play football for them. He was recruited by several schools but decided to attend Olivet because he liked the hometown feel of their campus. Jarett has been at the National Home for three years. While in high school he played both football and ran track. He's not quite sure where his journey will take him next, but he's considering attending a tr

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