Our Veteran Swim Team
Supporting The Michigan Chapter of the American Legion
The Mighty Mac Swim is proud to support and empower U.S. Veterans who have sacrificed with valor for our freedom. We are thrilled that our swim will be ceremoniously and symbolically led by a team of wounded Veterans who will endeavor to swim the Straits of Mackinac with us! The Veteran Swim Team is the new face of the Mighty Mac Swim.
This will be a life-changing experience for the participating Veterans, whose wounds of war may be physical, invisible or both. This will deliver an empowering message to all Veterans and activate widespread support for the Michigan Department of the American Legion, who is celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2019. Most importantly, the four wounded Veteran swimmers will show the world (and themselves) how capable they are!
A Truly Rewarding Fundraising Experience
Make your Mighty Mac Swim experience even more
rewarding by supporting the American Legion and
saluting the courageous efforts of our Veteran Swim
Team with a donation. Not only will you feel good
about giving back to the wounded Veterans who have
given so much to us, you will receive some great
Veteran Swim Team merchandise as a gift! All of this
commemorative attire is red to symbolize hardiness
and valor, like the red stripes of the American flag.
Please ask your family and friends to also graciously
make a donation. Let us show our gratitude to the
Veterans as they emerge triumphantly from the
water to a landscape of red!
About the Michigan Chapter of The American Legion
The American Legion, Department of Michigan was chartered in
1919 as a patriotic Veterans organization devoted to mutual
helpfulness. It is the state’s largest wartime veterans service
organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of
wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism
and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued
devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities
strengthen the state one community at a time. The Family Support
Network supports deployed troops, transitioning military to civilian life, recovering wounded warriors and their families. One such program specifically relevant to the Veterans Swim Team and a recipient of Mighty Mac Swim support, is the Michigan Wounded & Returning Warrior Program.
Meet Our Veteran Swim Team
Look for team bios and photos here soon!