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Flag Raising Ceremony

As the sun shone brightly on a cool September morning, a ceremony was held at the Finnish Center. This was to dedicate a new flag donated by the Finnish American Cultural Corporation. Members of the 101st and the FCA gathered to see the old flag being lowered and a new flag raised as the bugle solemnly sounded. The pledge of allegiance was recited and many of those attending stood at attention, saluting, or with hand on heart. The beauty of the outdoor setting and the knowledge that we stood among many of the “greatest generation” was a humbling experience. Later at the luncheon which followed, stories of those who had bravely fought to preserve our freedoms were retold to remind us of the sacrifices of those who had given their best to preserve our nation. This was another one of those memorable days at the FCA.

Below are photos from the event.


FFMi Supports Students at Finlandia University

 The Finlandia Foundation of Michigan Board of Directors has again designated funds to provide two $1000 scholarships for students needing assistance with their college tuition. The scholarships are being administered by Finlandia University of Hancock Michigan. Chairman Gottberg stated that our assistance to students is at the core of our purpose to provide educational opportunities for youth.

This is the second round of funding for FFMi. The organization, a 501(c)3 non profit corporation, is dedicated to providing support for Finnish culture, education, and charitable efforts.  Donations are appreciated and they are deductible on US federal tax returns.

For more information:
Frank Gottberg Chairman FACC

4503 Groveland, Royal Oak, MI 48073

January 22, 2013 - Donation made to the Michigan Nature Assoc.

At the January meeting of the FACC Board, a donation was made to the Michigan Nature Association.  This to support the educational program of the MNA. The MNA, a Michigan only land conservancy, was founded in 1952.  Land with special flora, fauna, or natural features is set aside through donation, easement, or purchase.  MNA has 170 sanctuaries in Michigan, with a number in the Upper Peninsula.  Our donation will strengthen the MNA educational program at the Estivant Pines sanctuary in the Keweenaw of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  More about the MNA can be found at .

'A' - Estivant Pines

Photos by David Sharpe


Your help.

With your help many more project can be funded and further the purpose and goals of the FACC.

The purpose of the Finnish American Cultural Corporation is to educate about, support, cultivate, and perpetuate Finnish and Finnish American culture and heritage. We will generate and support educational programs and activities that further Finnish culture, including library programs, Finnish language classes, choral and instrumental performances, scholarships and other cultural efforts. We will provide opportunities for research through the recording, disseminating, and preserving of personal histories  efforts.

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Donations can be made by calling 248-549-4056.