Tom Wilson named Veteran of the Year
DEARBORN – The public is invited to the ctiy’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave.
The ceremony is presented in conjunction with the Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council. U.S. Army veteran Tom Wilson will be honored as Veteran of the Year at the ceremony.
The Veteran of the Year is chosen based on actions that improve the lives of others following their service, as well as for personal qualities including honor, leadership, compassion and commitment.
Wilson has shown dedication to veteran organizations for 40 years. Following the completion of his military service, Wilson joined the American Legion Post 364. Wilson currently oversees the Post’s “Bobby V.” golf outing, and has expanded it to include additional youth programs, including Student Trooper training, Dearborn Youth Baseball and the Boy Scouts.
Wilson has also been a member of American Veterans Post 4 since 2004, where he served as senior vice commander and commander.
Wilson also served as commander for the DAWVC in 2012 and oversaw Dearborn’s Memorial Day Parade, the Veterans Day Ceremony and the Flag Day Ceremony. He was also instrumental in the revitalization of the Walter Kielb Veterans Memorial, as well as its relocation to Fordson High School.