US Navy http://michiganradio.org en Helping Michigan's veterans get the benefits they've earned http://michiganradio.org/post/helping-michigans-veterans-get-benefits-theyve-earned <p>This Veterans Day, Michigan has <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2011/11/michigan_ranks_last_among_stat.html">the dubious distinction</a> of having its military veterans among those receiving the least government benefits of any in the 50 states.</p><p>Michigan’s more than 650 thousand veterans get about $3,400 on average in benefits compared with a national average of nearly five thousand dollars a year.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 18:53:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15195 at http://michiganradio.org Helping Michigan's veterans get the benefits they've earned Navy Week sails into Detroit to celebrate War of 1812 bicentennial http://michiganradio.org/post/navy-week-sails-detroit-celebrate-war-1812-bicentennial <p>The US Navy’s past and present is on display in Detroit this week.</p><p>Detroit is just one “Navy Week” stop on a <a href="http://www.ourflagwasstillthere.org/">Great Lakes tour commemorating the War of 1812</a>.</p><p>The war pitting the newly-independent US against Great Britain was more or less a draw—though it’s seen very differently<a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/18/155308632/teaching-the-war-of-1812-different-in-u-s-canada"> just across the border in Windsor, Ontario</a>.</p><p>But everyone agrees that the war gave birth to the modern US Navy.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 04:04:15 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 8966 at http://michiganradio.org Navy Week sails into Detroit to celebrate War of 1812 bicentennial