Sen. Larson: Honoring Veterans in our community

CONTACT: Sen.Larson
November 9, 2017 608.266.7505

MADISON – State Senator Chris Larson released the following statement commemorating Veterans Day.

“On November 11, Veterans Day, we honor the service and sacrifice of these brave American heroes who fought to protect all of our shared rights and freedoms.

“As a community, we come together to observe and honor our fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, and neighbors who are U.S. veterans. While each day we should show our appreciation, Veterans Day serves as a meaningful emphasis and reminder to all Americans about the cost of freedom and perils of war.

“As a State Senator, I have had the honor to stand before the very people that have selflessly sacrificed so much to ensure our freedoms and safety at the city of Oak Creek Veterans Day Ceremony. This year, this event will be held on Saturday, November 11 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Headquarters Fire Station located at 6th and Rawson Ave in Oak Creek. I hope you will be able to join us as we recognize those who have served. I will also have the opportunity to attend the Veterans Day Assembly at Cudahy High School on Friday, November 10 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. This event has been described as ‘one of the best in Southeastern Wisconsin’ and is open to the public.

“In addition to the Veterans Day event in Oak Creek and Cudahy, other communities located in the 7th Senate District will be honoring the brave men and women who have fought for our country to preserve our nation’s freedom, including:

South Milwaukee American Legion
Date: Friday, November 10 at 7 p.m.
Location: South Milwaukee
Details: The South Milwaukee American Legion post will host an observation of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the American Legion Post 27, 920 Monroe Ave. This commemoration we will issue commemorative pins and certificates to those who served during Vietnam, and widows of those who served, including at least one Gold Star widow.

American Legion Post 27 (MAP)
920 Monroe Ave.
South Milwaukee, WI 53172

Veterans Day Ceremony and Banquet
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Location: Milwaukee
Details: The American Legion will hold its annual ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at the War Memorial Center. At 5:00 p.m. the annual Veterans Day Banquet will be held in Memorial Hall at War Memorial Center. More information about both events is available on their Facebook page, here.

War Memorial Center (MAP)
750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Franklin Veterans Day Program
Date: Saturday, November 11 at 11 a.m.
Location: Franklin
Details: American Veterans Post 60 will sponsor the city of Franklin Veterans Day Program in the city library located at 9151 W. Loomis Rd. In addition to speakers during the program, ‘Quilts of Honor,’ will also present a number of quilts to veterans, in recognition of their service. A POW/MIA presentation is planned along with a rifle salute and taps. Refreshments will be served after the conclusion of the one hour program.

Franklin Public Library (MAP)
9151 W Loomis Rd
Franklin, WI 53132

Remembering Veterans Day in St. Francis
Date: Saturday, November 11 from at 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: St. Francis
Details: In remembrance of our nation’s veterans, Howard Village Senior Community is hosting a special program to commemorate the sacrifices made by the men and women who served in our armed forces. This heartfelt program is sure to inspire as area veterans, and special guests come together to celebrate, honor, and remember. Please RSVP by calling 414-489-1400. For more information, see the Facebook event page by clicking here.

Howard Village Retirement Community (MAP)
2500 E. Howard Avenue
St. Francis, WI 53235

“It’s important to take the time to reflect on how lucky we all are that brave members of our community left their families, their homes, and their neighborhoods to stand up for the country that we love. In all that we do on Veterans Day to celebrate our nation’s heroes, each day of the year our veterans should feel honored and supported. I hope you are able to join me in attending one of these community events.”

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