8th Annual Celebrating America's Freedom Event
Friday, September 11, 2020
VFW National Home for Children

Join incoming National President Sandi Onstwedder in her home state of Michigan for the eighth Celebrating America’s Freedom Event!

Attendees will celebrate America in Eaton Rapids, Michigan at the VFW National Home for Children, a wonderful community that has 95 years of history helping families of active-duty military personnel, veterans, and relatives of VFW and VFW Auxiliary members find peace and new beginnings during difficult times.

Attendees are invited to experience the 600-acre campus and meet National Ambassadors who will be stationed among the Home’s 42 single-family homes.

The VFW National Home for Children was founded in 1925 as a place where families left behind by war could remain together, keeping the family circle intact even when their serviceman didn’t come home.

Today’s military and veteran families face different challenges — reintegration, post-traumatic stress, high unemployment and rehabilitation from battlefield injuries, among others — and the National Home has evolved over our decades-long history to meet those changing needs.

Resident families can accomplish significant life goals by participating in our program. They offer case management services to help families establish their plans for the future and set goals, education, recreational, and enrichment opportunities for parents and their children, as well as free housing and daycare. Community resources and counseling provided as needed.

Visit vfwnationalhome.org to learn more about the Home.

We encourage any interested parties to attend this patriotic event! VFW Auxiliary members and their families, VFW members and their families, military personnel and their families, and the general public are welcome to attend.

*Please note that you can attend this event on your own, but transportation from the Crowne Plaza Lansing West Hotel to the VFW National Home will not be provided unless you have registered online in MALTA (beginning April 1, 2020) OR filled out and submitted the transportation registration form (available April 1, 2020) and sent payment to National Headquarters by August 21, 2020. 

Crowne Plaza Lansing West Hotel
925 S. Creyts Rd.
Lansing, Michigan 48917
Ph: 517-323-7100
Reservation Code: VFW

Room Rate: $132.00 + 6% tax and 6% room assessment (up to four people).

Must call and provide the reservation code listed above to receive the CAFE room block rate.

  • Indoor pool and large restaurant.
  • Walkable downtown, arts districts, local vineyards and plenty of attractions.