AMVETS State of California Commander Ross Smith visited Great Day to talk about services offered to support veterans experiencing complex emotions regarding the United States Armed Forces exit from Afghanistan, and introducing viewers to AMVETS promise, “Committed to Serve Those Who Served.”
AMVETS Department of California leader and Post Commander for Post 1947 Michael L. Emerson was recently honored for his 10 years of service in the United States Marine Corps, and his continuation of service to veterans and the community beyond his active service.
Michael is a tireless advocate for veterans in California and the United States. He serves on numerous committees, teams and boards – and is an indispensable contributor to AMVETS Department of California, in addition to being a key player in the creation of several veteran memorials and legislation that has helped countless veterans.
I believe to be a good citizen you need to give back to your community and your country for the common good.
Mr. Emerson has previously been recognized by the California State Legislature’s 20th District as their 2011 “Veteran of the Year” and in 2007 received the California State University President’s Student Service and Leadership outstanding citizenship award, amongst many other special acknowledgments and accomplishments.
In 2015, Michael founded and originated the AMVETS Post “Patriot Flag Award,” presented to businesses and individuals who fly the U.S. flag with honor in front of their business or home. AMVETS National Headquarters has since instituted the program Emerson established as a national program.
Mr. Emerson was recognized for the achievements and efforts above, as well as many more impactful programs and projects in his more than 30 years of service as a community volunteer.