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WDVA Secretary John A. Scocos and Board of Veterans Affairs Chairman John Townsend each received an award from Donald Loudner, National Commander of the National American Indian Veterans, on November 13.

WDVA Sec. Scocos, State Sen. Lassee, Sturgeon Bay Mayor Thad Birmingham, USCG Capt. Amy Cocanour and Veterans Museum Director Michael Telzrow pose with a plaque from WDVA dedicated to the Coast Guard in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Woman Veteran of the Year Jennifer Sluga stands with Gov. Walker after receiving her award at the State Capitol November 7.

Air Force Col. (Ret.) Don Heiliger speaks at Never Forgotten: Honoring Wisconsin’s Veterans, a veterans ceremony at the State Capitol November 7, about his time as a POW during the Vietnam war.

The Milwaukee Metropolitan NCO Council retires the colors at Never Forgotten: Honoring Wisconsin’s Veterans, a veterans ceremony at the State Capitol November 7.

Gov. Walker stands with Jean and Cliff Fisher on November 6 at the Governor’s Residence after presenting Mr. Fisher with a Certificate of Recognition for his many charitable donations in support of Wisconsin veterans in the past year.

Secretary John Scocos meets with Jim Offutt, National President, and Denny Behr, Northwest Great Lakes President of the Navy League of the United States.

Sec. Scocos addresses attendees, including Madison Police and Firefighters and military veterans, at the WDVA’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum on September 11.

UW Athletic Director Barry Alvarez, MOH recipient Gary Wetzel, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Sec. Scocos at the Badger Salute to Veterans Sept. 6 after Alvarez presented Wetzel with the game ball.

Lt. Col. (ret.) James Megellas and his wife, Carole, look at a plaque dedicated in his honor Aug. 12. Megellas is a native of Fond du Lac and is the most decorated officer in the history of the 82nd Airborne Division, having served in WWII.
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November 11, 2014   VETERANS DAY
  •  WDVA WVH-KingVeterans Day Program at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King at 10:00 a.m.
  •  WDVA WVH-Union Grove:  Veterans Day Program at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Union Grove at 11:00 a.m.
  •  WDVA, Wisconsin Historical Society, Wisconsin Public TelevisionSalute to Veterans History Events at The Weber Performing Arts Center in La Crosse
  •  War Memorial Center:  Veterans Day Banquet at the War Memorial Center in Milwaukee (Reservation Required)
  •  Wisconsin Procurement Institute:  Winning in Today's Government Contracting Market in Milwaukee from 12:30 to 6:00 p.m.

November 13, 2014
  •  WDVA Wisconsin Veterans Museum: Barbarians and Brothers, Anglo-American Warfare 1500-1865 in Madison

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