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Governor Walker speaks at the tree lighting ceremony for the Capitol Christmas Tree in the rotunda on December 5. This year’s Christmas theme is “Honoring Wisconsin’s Veterans.”

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.
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December 7, 2014   PEARL HARBOR DAY

December 13, 2014
  •  Jeff Dentice:  26th Annual Holiday Show "Christmas with the Vets" at the Zablocki VA Hospital in Milwaukee

January 17, 2015   GULF WAR ILLNESSES RECOGNITION DAY

March 25, 2015   MEDAL OF HONOR DAY

March 29, 2015   VIETNAM VETERANS DAY
  •  WDVA WVH-King:  Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King

April 9, 2015   PRISONERS OF WAR REMEMBRANCE DAY

April 13-16, 2015
  •  Wisconsin Procurement Institute:  SAME Great Lakes & Ohio Valley Small Business Industry Days & Energy Conference in Rosemont, IL

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Pearl Harbor Day
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