Veterans Affairs

Kalkaska County Veterans Organizations

The  American Legion Post 480

Members of The American Legion Post 480 meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month, at 6:00 p.m., at the Kalkaska Commission on Aging, located at 303 S. Coral Street, in Kalkaska.    Their mailing address is P.O. Box 205, Kalkaska, MI  49646.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8684

Members of The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8684 meet on the 1st Monday of each month, at 6:00 p.m., at the VFW Post located at 408 Hyde Street, Kalkaska, MI  49646.


The Kalkaska American Legion Post 480 and The Kalkaska VFW Post 8684 are seeking new Honor Guard members.    The only criteria is that you must be a military veteran with an Honorable discharge.  (You need to provide a copy of your  DD-214).    You do not need to be member of either The American Legion or the VFW.

The Honor Guard participates in events on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, the Trout Festival Parade, the Christmas in Kalkaska Parade, the annual 4-H Fair, and flag retirement ceremonies with our local Boy Scout / Cub Scout Troops.     In order to continue these activities, we need more Veterans to be a part of the Honor Guard.

If you are interested in joining the Honor Guard contact Dave at 231-587-4328.