1866 : Michigan Home for Veterans Established in Grand Rapids

December 1, 2018 all-day

On December 1, 1866, the Michigan Soldiers Home was opened in Grand Rapids for veterans of the Mexican War, Civil War and Spanish-American War who were disabled by disease or wounds and were incapable of earning a living. Space was provided for mothers, wives and widows of veterans. Now known as the Michigan Home for Veterans.

Source : Official Blog of the Michigan House Democrats, December 1, 2014.

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