By Cindy Denby
This year improving veteran's rights is a main point in our Action Plan, and I am committed to working towards that goal.
Last week Secretary of State Ruth Johnson joined with us to take the first step in working toward that goal by introducing initiatives that are designed to help our Michigan veterans. These initiatives include a bill that would allow for a veterans designation on state driver's license and ID cards. The secretary of state also laid out plans to design a special license plate to raise money for special veteran's funds. These ideas are designed to help the over 600,000 veterans in our state take advantage of the benefits they deserve.
It is nice to see that work is already being done for our veterans, and I would love to get your input on these new veterans' initiatives.
Second Saturday Program at the Michigan Historical Museum
Michigan is full of unique family friendly activities, and the Second Saturday Program at the Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing is a great example. This program is scheduled for the second Saturday of every month and is geared toward conservation and the arts. In addition, the program features "make-it-and-take-it-crafts", artifact presentations and live performances.
The next Second Saturday is March 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the theme is recycled art. You will have the opportunity to see how artists use recycled materials to create beautiful works of art. There will also be an opportunity to create a community art piece using recycled hubcaps.
April 13 will feature Michigan's architecture and May 11 will focus on extreme gardening.
Admission fees for the museum are $6 for adults 18-64; children through age 5 are free; youth ages 6-17 may pay an optional $2; and seniors 65 and up are $4. The program is included in the price of admission. Michigan has such a great history and the Historical Museum is a great place to explore it.
To find out more about the Second Saturday Program or the Michigan Historical museum visit www.michigan.gov/museum