Below are some of the awards received by Oakland County Veterans Services. Also included are excerpts from letters that we have received from some of our clients.
American Legion - Leo Leggett Award for outstanding County Veterans Services Officer (2012)
Veterans of Foreign Wars - Norman Bielak Award for outstanding County Veterans Service Office (2000)
National Association of Counties - Achievement Award Winner for Flag Case program (2002)
UAW Local 5690 Veterans Committee - Certificate of Appreciation for meritorious service to the community and to Veterans Awareness (2001)
State of Michigan - Certificate of Recognition for support of veterans during the Michigan Works! for Veterans campaign (2001)
Excerpts from letters of gratitude received by our division
"...I want to thank you for the kind and efficient manner in which you handled our interview and arranging for the items we requested from the Veterans Administration..."
"...We as Americans and freedom loving citizens want to thank you for your efforts to create the best environment for a veteran of the United States. Thank you very much..."
"...I am writing to let you know of the outstanding service on the part of [your veterans' benefits counselor]. She is most courteous, compassionate and does her very best in the interest of her client..."
"...He knows what he states, he's compassionate and determined...He was the first person who treated me as a human in dire need of my income and not a file number..."
"...These past few months we have had the privilege of working with [your veterans' benefits counselor]. Her patience and understanding have been a great comfort to my mother in law...who is going through a very difficult time. [She] worked diligently making phone calls, collecting details and keeping us informed through the process..."
"...The above group are energetic, caring and great Oakland County employees..."
"...Words cannot express how much my wife and I appreciate the manner in which your office...has so successfully handled my claim for veterans' benefits from start to finish...Our wildest hopes have been exceeded as a direct result of the very professional and knowledgeable service rendered by your office..."
"...This letter is sent to express my appreciation for the invaluable assistance of [your veterans' benefits counselor]. Due to his diligence and devotion to assisting me. I have been able to finally enjoy some economic and emotional stability in my life..."
"...I wish to express my sincere gratitude for all you have done as the Oakland County Veterans' counselor to make arrangements for the grave stone marker...Oakland County should treasure you as their veterans' counselor..."
"...I have never met a more honorable and hardworking person such as [your veterans' benefits counselor] before...he made me feel comfortable at all times. He worked to get me an increase in my pension...I wish to thank you for having the foresight to have a person such as [him] working for you..."
"...Jim's family and I thank you very much for the beautiful ceremony...we will long remember this special day..."
"...I told her that it was only me that provided the phone number. You made her very proud..."