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Secretary Scocos and former Secretary Boland dedicate the Marden Meeting Room as the Kenneth C. Wendt Meeting Room at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King.

Gov. Walker and Larry Kutschma, Board of Veterans Affairs, present a 2015 WDVA Grant certificate to Custom Canines Service Dog Academy for “Heroes for Heroes” Service Dogs for Veterans on Jan. 15.

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.
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January 17, 2015   GULF WAR ILLNESSES RECOGNITION DAY

January 23-25, 2015
  •  Healing Warrior Hearts:  Healing Warrior Hearts weekend retreat at the Center for Creative Learning in Milwaukee

March 6-8, 2015
  •  Healing Warrior Hearts:  Healing Warrior Hearts weekend retreat, dedicated to MST issues, at the Center for Creative Learning in Milwaukee

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

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February 19, 2015
70th Anniversary
Beginning of the
Battle of Iwo Jima
Iwo Jima flag raising image