Dearborn honored by American Legion for helping promote veterans’ programs and causes

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The staff of the city of Dearborn’s Department of Public Information (DPI) – including that of City of Dearborn Television (CDTV) – were recently honored by the Michigan Department of the American Legion at its statewide convention. DPI and CDTV were presented with one of the Legion’s 2009 Media Awards for their efforts to promote awareness of and support for causes and programs important to members of Michigan’s American Legion posts and those of other veterans’ organizations. DPI and CDTV collaborate with Dearborn veterans’ organizations (including local American Legion Posts 364 and 173) to conduct the city’s annual ceremonies for Veterans Day, Flag Day and Korean War Armistice Day, as well as the city’s Memorial Day Parade. DPI also provides ongoing support services for the Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council and its affiliates throughout the year. Presenting the award to DPI staff member Randy Coble (center) are then-State Commander William Anderson (left) and State Public Relations Committee Chairman Dick Chatman.