MLWAUKEE — The Milwaukee VA is hosting an invitation-only Veterans Day program at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Lake Wheeler pavilion on the Milwaukee VA campus.

The ceremony is not open to the public due to COVID restrictions. However, media are invited to cover the event. Lake Wheeler pavilion is located directly north of the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, 5000 W. National Ave., Milwaukee. This is an outdoor event.

Featured speaker will be retired U.S. Army Capt. Jason Church, a Veteran who lost his legs in an IED explosion while deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. After 21 surgeries and two years of recovery, Church medically retired from the Army on July 31, 2014. Church serves on the board of directors for Sentinels of Freedom, a foundation to assist severely wounded post-9/11 Veterans.

The ceremony also will feature comments from Milwaukee VA Medical Center Director Dr. Daniel Zomchek, music by a quintet from the Milwaukee American Legion Band and presentation of the colors and “taps” performed by Greenfield American Legion Post 416.

The ceremony will be recorded and rebroadcast on televisions throughout the Milwaukee VA Medical Center on Nov. 11 and shared on social media for the public.

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