Veterans outreach specialist goes above and beyond

This week’s bouquets go to:

From Gayle DeShambo of Escanaba:

On behalf of North Woods Place Senior Living residents, families and staff I would like to send a bouquet to Ken Milam, veterans outreach specialist at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Escanaba Vet Center. This bouquet is in appreciation for all of the extra time he spends with our veterans for lunch, visiting, helping with veteran services and paperwork and most recently for changing his schedule to take one of our residents to Iron Mountain for a last minute medical appointment. Ken, you are indeed an example for all of us in demonstrating kindness, compassion and humility. Many thanks for all that you do.


Each Saturday the Daily Press salutes individuals and groups from our area who have had a very positive impact on the way we live.

We identify our bouquet recipients in one of two ways: from Daily Press news pages and from nominations sent in by our readers.

Mail us a postcard or letter identifying your nomination and putting into detail what they’ve done. Include your name, address, and phone number. Send nominations to Saturday Bouquets, The Daily Press, 600 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI 49829.

They may also be sent to us by going to our Web site,, and clicking on the submit news button. Once there, click on “Bouquets” and follow the simple instructions.