Metropolitan Detroit Veterans Coalition honors Dearborn Heights Mayor & USMC Veteran Bill Bazzi as Veteran of Honor16 November, 2022
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Dearborn Heights, Michigan – Dearborn Heights Mayor and U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Bill Bazzi was recognized by the Metropolitan Detroit Veterans Coalition as its 2022 Veteran of Honor last week, during the its 17th annual Veterans Day Parade in Detroit’s Corktown.
Bazzi, a retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant, served the Corps in several capacities, including multiple worldwide deployments throughout his 21-year military career. Prior to his current role as Dearborn Heights Mayor, he served and an engineer with the Ford Motor Company (where he served as past President of the Ford Veterans Network Group), and prior to that, an engineer with the Boeing Aerospace Company. He is a well-known and respected supporter of local and regional Veterans organizations and the services they provide – serving in the capacities of both participant and volunteer leader. Most recently, serving as a 3-term past Commander (and current Board Member) of the Dearborn Area Allied War Veterans Council.
“I am honored to be named as this year’s Metropolitan Detroit Veterans Coalition Veteran of Honor. It is certainly a highlight in my years of experience as a Veteran and associate of this great organization” Bazzi commented. “As a proud retiree of the United States Marine Corps, it humbles me to join the distinguished list of Veterans who have accepted this recognition before me. It will be an ongoing reminder of the importance of our continued work as ambassadors of service as we continue our focus on recognizing and honoring the sacrifices of all Veterans, continuing our work to provide assistance to our Vets, and helping foster the importance of patriotism throughout our communities.”
About the Metropolitan Detroit Veterans Coalition
The Metropolitan Detroit Veterans Coalition is a Michigan-based volunteer organization dedicated to providing Veterans of all military branches a platform to better serve their communities. Believing authentic patriotism binds diverse communities in a common cause, the organization seeks to inspire patriotism through civic events and community initiatives, bringing citizens, children and youth, and active military & veterans together for a common cause.
As a coalition of diverse, far-reaching individuals, it operates in harmony with communities and other veteran service organizations with the intent of keeping the public forever reminded that all veterans fought or served to preserve peace, liberty and democracy for our country.
The organization also serves as a resource for assistance to Veterans, helping them navigate the sometimes-confusing myriad of resources available to them from both government and non-government organizations.
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