The Latest: Aide says Biden will appoint 'COVID coordinator'
Joe Biden has chosen his longtime adviser Ron Klain to reprise his role as his chief of staff, installing an aide with decades of experience across. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON – The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):10:45 p.m.Incoming White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain says President-elect Joe Biden will appoint a “COVID coordinator” who will lead the administration’s pandemic response. ___3:25 p.m.President-elect Joe Biden has spoken with the top two Democrats in Congress — but not their Republican counterparts yet. ___1 p.m.President-elect Joe Biden has spoken by phone with Pope Francis as he continues to talk with leaders around the world. Democrats already control the House, and Democrat Joe Biden is the president-elect after beating President Donald Trump in their White House contest.
Veteran pays tribute to fellow comrade
DETROIT – Tuskegee Airman, Lt. Col. Harry Stewart, lost a comrade during the pandemic. Stewart made sure the first Veterans Day without his fellow airman wouldn’t be impeded by the coronavirus. First Lt. Vincent Dean and Stewart were 18 years old when they enlisted in 1943 during World War II. While he could not be with anyone on Veterans Day, Stewart spoke with Dean’s family in the United States and overseas. From a drive-by display in Taylor to a Detroit Veterans Day parade that was live streamed.
Meet this Army captain, recently presented with Bronze Star Medal after deployment during pandemic
How familiar are you with what military members do, day in and day out? Of course, all military members deserve our recognition for voluntarily raising a hand and going to bat for our country and our freedom. (Provided by Maximillian Boudreaux)Amid the uncertain times that go hand in hand with a global pandemic, Woodbury was sent overseas. “The mission is to help sustain logistics and maintenance support operations in Iraq -- more so to help the Iraqi Army sustain themselves,” Woodbury said. It was the support of my team that enabled me to obtain that Bronze Star,” Woodbury said.
Detroit contractor helps rehab veteran’s house for free
DETROIT – As America pauses to honor those who served our country on Veterans Day, a Detroit contractor is helping to rehab one veteran’s house free of charge. Renita Wilson, of SEIU Home Health Care Providers, was overcome with emotion when she checked on William Norman -- an 81-year-old Army veteran. Disability Network Wayne County, the Wayne County Community Action Agency and Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib came together to help Wilson. “When I got here, I was shocked,” said Orlando Robinson, of Flipping Detroit. “The damage was devastating.”Robinson owns Flipping Detroit, a contracting company.
Some vets meeting new challenges amid pandemic -- here’s how you can help on Veterans Day
This year has proved to be challenging times for everyone, but on this Veteran’s Day it is particularly challenging for veterans in our community who are homeless. One place they turn to for help is the Call Sam Kitchen for Veterans, but amid the pandemic, the center is finding even bigger challenges. Call Sam Kitchen for Veterans serves three hot meals per day to homeless vets, said attorney Mark Bernstein, who provides warm meals and shelters. The kitchen is open 365 days per year and Is seeing an increased need because of the pandemic. In order to maintain social distancing within the center, the kitchen has fewer volunteers and is now entirely carry-out or delivery.
Statement from President-elect Biden on Veterans Day
The women and men who have fought and sacrificed for our country are heroes, and the rest of us owe them an unpayable debt. Fulfilling our promises to our veterans and military families, caregivers, and survivors is critical to our national security, because it is how we will ensure that future generations continue to volunteer to serve. We learned what it really means to be part of a military family the year that Beau deployed to Iraq with his National Guard unit. And yet, Jill and I were constantly in awe when visiting with wounded service members at Christmas or hosting veterans in our home for dinners, at the pride our military members and veterans feel in their service, and at their matchless sense of duty. I will never treat you or your families with anything less than the honor you deserve.
These three veterans were reunited 50 years after Vietnam
Three veterans who last saw each other during the Vietnam War recently reconnected, and what a reunion it was. A bullet went through his voice box and exited his body through his back. “My body being shot was just froze, and I just gradually just went down,” French said. The three found one another and were finally reunited, connected by one incredible moment. This story, and thousands of others, remind us to tip our hats to veterans on Veterans Day.
Whitmer, Michigan lawmakers pass legislation to reduce professional licensure barriers for veterans
Gretchen Whitmer and state lawmakers announced legislation to reduce professional licensure barriers for veterans ahead of Veterans Day. The legislation supports military personnel, veterans and their families by reducing barriers to professional licensure. “This is a meaningful step we can take to honor the many sacrifices of our military families,” Hawks said. There’s no reason why our laws can’t be tailored to reflect the unique needs of military service members, veterans and their families. “These reforms will support our military families, who have sacrificed so much to protect us, and the communities in which they live.”“I am in the Army Reserves.
Michigan, State theaters offering free admission to veterans, active duty personnel in Ann Arbor Tuesday
ANN ARBOR – Just ahead of Veterans Day, the Michigan and State theaters in downtown Ann Arbor announced they are offering free admission to all U.S. veterans and active duty personnel on Tuesday. Films showing on Tuesday are “She is the Ocean” and “Clueless” at the Michigan Theater and “Tenet” and “Rebecca” at the State Theatre. In honor of Veteran's Day, U.S. veterans and active personnel will receive FREE admission to all films tomorrow, Nov. 10 at the Michigan & @statetheatrea2! Reserve your seats at our Box Office or online at https://t.co/FNCghWeVYA #veteransday #thankyou pic.twitter.com/OghLWgEPDU — Michigan Theater (@michigantheater) November 9, 2020Veterans Day this year is on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The Michigan Theater is at 603 E. Liberty St.
Live stream: Whitmer, Michigan lawmakers announce ‘bipartisan legislation’ ahead of Veterans Day
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and state lawmakers are set to announce “bipartisan legislation” ahead of Veterans Day. READ: Whitmer, Michigan lawmakers pass legislation to reduce professional licensure barriers for veteransA press conference is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. You can watch live in the stream posted above. Whitmer will be joined by Sen. Adam Hollier, Sen. John Bizon, Rep. Sarah Anthony, Rep. Andrea Schroeder, LARA Director Orlene Hawks, MVAA Director Zaneta Adams, Adjutant General DMVA Director Major General Paul D. Rogers and Lt. Col. Karen Sims.
Ann Arbor Parks and Rec offers free golf for veterans on Wednesday
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Dust off those clubs and tee up! On Wednesday, veterans can play a free round of golf at Huron Hills Golf Course courtesy of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreations in honor of Veterans Day. Participants can play five-and-six-hole rounds for free and receive a free power cart rental. Golfers wanting to play 11 holes, the maximum allowed right now at HHCG due to construction, will just pay $5. Golf course construction began in September and consists of wetland creation and creek restoration to an area that will be called Benz Creek in the near future.
Want to visit a U.S. National Park? All the free-entrance days of 2020
Regardless of whether you’re aiming to visit one U.S. national park in your lifetime or your bucket list includes 10 of them, we have good news: Wednesday marks one of the free-entrance days, in honor of Veterans Day. is the last fee free day of 2020.https://t.co/UR6dHYdbDq — National Park Foundation (@NationalParkFdn) November 10, 2020All national parks will waive entrance fees. Some other free dates for 2020 included:Saturday, April 18 – First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger DayTuesday, August 25 – National Park Service BirthdaySaturday, September 26 – National Public Lands DayWe’re still waiting on the free days of 2021 to be released. There are 419 National Park Service sites, and of those, 110 typically charge an entrance fee, with costs ranging from $5 to $35, the NPS said. Just be aware, the entrance-fee waiver for the free days don’t cover amenity or user fees for things like camping, boat launches, transportation or special tours.
4 things to watch for -- Monday, November 18th
My forecast Monday morning with snow already coming down, was for 3-6 around Metro Detroit, but it ended up more like 5-10. We also had a few areas, mainly south of I-94, that only saw 2-4 or less Monday into early Tuesday this week. And, looking ahead to Thanksgiving and Americas Thanksgiving Parade, the weather doesnt look to brutal or too bad. Answer: Brad RutterBe sure to watch daily at 6 a.m. and click this link to enter for a chance to win. Submit a Sunshine Award here and we could say your name on Local 4 News Today during our 6 a.m. show.
Metro Detroit weather: Another round of snow begins this evening, possible for morning commute
The shovels are still warm from digging on Veterans Day, but were already staring at another chance of snow. Snow for morning commuteExpect snow to start developing in the late evening in some spots. But these will be scattered light snow showers. Clouds and radar forecast (WDIV)Dry stretch begins ThursdayAfter the light snow moves Thursday morning, well be dry into early next week. In fact, there are at least three days next week during which well stay above freezing the entire day.
Veteran brutally beaten at bus stop on Detroits east side
Vietnam veteran Phillip Ramsey, 70, is spending Veterans Day trying to recuperate after he said he was forced to fend off five young attackers who jumped him at a bus stop. Teeth gone, said Ramseys daughter, Sheila Calvin. I dont even know whats going through his mind right now because I called him this morning and he just started crying, Calvin said. I dont want to hear, My son was perfect, my son wanted to do that. I want all five of them caught. There was actually one young woman, whose name is Danielle Mullins, who was brave enough to come to Ramseys aid.
ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Monday, Nov. 11, 2019
The Veterans Day snowstorm in Metro Detroit isnt done yet. Former Michigan State football star and Detroit Lions first-round pick Charles Rogers has died. Rogers, 38, was a Saginaw native who broke several receiving records while playing football at Michigan State University between 2001 and 2002. A century ago, Nov. 11 was known as Armistice Day. That changed in 1952 to become Veterans Day, which has become a touchstone for everyone to remember the sacrifices made by men and women who serve the country.
Weather forecast: Drizzle and mist ahead of the Veterans Day snow storm
DETROIT A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for Sanilac and St. Clair Counties from 4 a.m. A LAKESHORE FLOOD ADVISORY is in effect for Sanilac and St. Clair Counties from now to 4 a.m. The Veterans Day snow storm will be developing overnight and on the holiday. By dawn, Veterans Day, Monday, many areas will have a half inch to an inch of snow on the ground. Neighborhoods in Sanilac and St. Clair Counties will have 4 to 6 inches of snow because of lake enhancement from Lake Huron.
Winter Weather Advisory in Metro Detroit: Several inches of snow expected
DETROIT Its a snowy Veterans Day with light to moderate snow moving at us all day today bringing several inches of snow, and some of it will be sticking to the streets. Winter storm on MondayMost of Metro Detroit is in a Winter Weather Advisory for 3-6 of snow creating dangerous travel all day today and it lasts until midnight. Parts of the Thumb in our North Zone are under a Winter Storm Warning for 5-10 of snow and blowing snow. Huron County, including Bad Axe, could see up to 20 inches of snow. Wednesday is still cool, but dry with mostly sunny skies and morning lows in the single digits to low teens brrrr!
Metro Detroit school closings: Check the list here
DETROIT Metro Detroit is under a Winter Weather Advisory on Monday, with several inches of snow expected. There were no snow-related school closings this morning, but were starting to see early dismissals. Most of Metro Detroit is in a Winter Weather Advisory for 3-6 of snow creating dangerous travel all day today and it lasts until midnight. Parts of the thumb in our North Zone is under a Winter Storm Warning for 5-10 of snow and blowing snow. Be careful driving today, and be watchful of those other cars out there that may not heed our warnings.
Snow cant stop special Veterans Day ceremony in Berkley
That changed in 1952 to become Veterans Day, which has become a touchstone for everyone to remember the sacrifices made by men and women who serve the country. Snow couldnt stop a special ceremony in Berkley to honor those who made great sacrifices. John Fulks, of Berkley VFW Post 9220, did the honors. And so today we honor all of our veterans who unselfishly placed their lives in the line of our freedom, Fulks said. You want to do what you can, and thats why were here.Fulks said Veterans Day is for everyone, and he believes todays soldiers have it tougher than he did.
Metro Detroit weather: Cloudy Sunday, accumulating snow arrives Monday
Those clouds release some raindrops Sunday afternoon, then more than some snowflakes Sunday night and Veterans Day, Monday. Sunday evening will have scattered rain showers with temperatures near 40F or in the upper 30s. Rain showers will mix with snow showers. Things are set for a snowy Veterans Day, Monday. Afternoon temperatures will be in the middle and upper 20s under partly sunny skies.
Metro Detroit weather forecast: Chilly with increasing clouds, Saturday night
Saturday night will be mostly cloudy and chilly but not as cold. Daytime temperatures reach the mid-to-upper 40s. Snow is released from those clouds, Sunday night and Monday. Morning and afternoon temps will be similar; in the upper 20s and low 30s. Tuesday and mid week will see daytime temperatures in the 20s and low 30s and nighttime temperatures in the teens.
Metro Detroit weather: Drizzly Sunday afternoon, snowy Veterans Day
The seasons first significant snow event begins Sunday night and continues Veterans Day, Monday. Sunday evening will have scattered rain showers with temperatures near 40F or in the upper 30s. Rain showers will mix with snow showers. SNOWY VETERANS DAYThings are set for a snowy Veterans Day, Monday. Afternoon temperatures will be in the middle and upper 20s under partly sunny skies.
Thousands walk Michigan Avenue for Detroit Veterans Day Parade
DETROIT Monday is Veterans Day -- a day to honor the brave people who serve our country in the armed forces. The 14th annual Detroit Veterans Day parade was held Sunday down Michigan Avenue. Several events lasted throughout the day in whats called the Armed Services Salute, showcasing dogtags from fallen soldiers. The parade means a lot to the 60,000 veterans living in Detroit. "He wanted to fulfill our awesome Detroit cause theyre so many veterans,Its only one percent serving the rest of the 99 percent," Chatman said.
Metro Detroit weather forecast: Clouds overhead Saturday evening and at night
DETROIT – Welcome to Saturday evening, Motown! Saturday evening will be partly to mostly cloudy with high and mid-level clouds overhead. Daytime temperatures reach the mid-to-upper 40s. Snow is released from those clouds, Sunday night and Monday. Tuesday and mid week will see daytime temperatures in the 20s and low 30s and nighttime temperatures in the teens.
Metro Detroit Weather: Mild weekend, snow returns Monday
Enjoy it because snow is in the forecast Monday, which is Veterans Day. Afternoon temperatures will be near 40 degrees or just a bit more. Daytime temperatures reach the mid-to-upper 40s. Accumulations may be an inch or more by the end of Monday with afternoon temps at or below freezing. Tuesday and mid-week will see daytime temperatures in the 20s and low 30s and nighttime temperatures in the teens.
4 things to watch for -- Monday, November 11th
But Stafford and company come firing back in the second half to win it 28-25 over the Bears in Chicago. Barry Sanders (WDIV)I do struggle to watch these games nowadays because The Bears are my team, but I really like the Lions too. All Morning -- Rhondas Brag BookRhonda spent her Friday morning surprising a deserving local student who is doing amazing things in her community. 6:45 a.m. -- Veterans Day DealsIt's a day to honor our heroes. Answer: Sometimes a Great NotionBe sure to watch daily at 6 a.m. and click this link to enter for a chance to win.
Veteran to run 22 hours on Belle Isle to raise awareness for veteran suicides
DETROIT Ben Davis is a Metro Detroit military veteran who has overcome tremendous injuries to defy the doctors who said he couldnt walk normally again. Monday, Veterans Day, Davis is running for 22 hours to raise money to help other veterans. RELATED: Military vet who doctors said would never run again plans to run for 22 hours to raise awareness for veteran suicidesDavis chose that number because, according to a 2013 study, an average of 22 veterans die by suicide each day. Davis has been training for months for the 22-hour run on Belle Isle. Hes hoping to raise $220,000Click here to support Davis mission.
Veterans Day 2019: Best deals, freebies for Veterans
Active-duty military members and veterans get a free 60-minute float session at participating locations on Veterans Day and every 11th day of the month, any month of the year. In addition, for any civilian who purchases a True REST Float Spa session between Oct. 21 and Nov. 11, a free float will be donated to an active-duty personnel or veteran.