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Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Secretary John Scocos join former WDVA Board Chairman Walter Stenovich (center) as he cuts the ribbon at the rededication of Gates Hall June 11 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Union Grove.
In a ceremony June 6, Secretary Scocos presented the Bronze Star Medal to Todd Olson for his service as a combat infantryman with the Army's 106th Division in World War II; Olson served in the Battle of the Bulge. A family member admires the medal.
Wisconsin Veterans Museum Director Michael Telzrow speaks with Governor Scott Walker outside the governor's office where a replica Wisconsin Medal of Honor was placed May 22. The original medal resides near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C.
Deputy Secretary Trepanier presents Dr. Elizabeth Watson (right, with plaque) and Chancellor Telfer's Veterans and Service Members committee with a veteran volunteer award. UW-Whitewater was named a Military Friendly School for 2013 by GI Jobs.
USDVA Sec. Eric Shinseki (center), joined by leaders of the veterans community, including WDVA Sec. John Scocos (far right), spoke at a press conference in Milwaukee on May 1.
Jim Hudacek and members of the Bloomer Legion Post 295 presented the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls with an Altar for our Chapel on May 1. They made the Altar in Mr. Hudacek's workshop according to specifications that fit our space.
As part of Vietnam Veterans Day in Wisconsin, Governor Walker and Secretary John Scocos kicked off the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War at a ceremony with Vietnam veterans at the Capitol.
Gov. Walker introduces his executive budget regarding statewide veterans programs in Milwaukee. His budget refocuses efforts in veteran employment, expands benefits for veterans and their spouses, and invests more in veterans service organizations.
Secretary Scocos briefs members of the Assembly Committee on Veterans Affairs February 14 at the state capitol.
Sec. Scocos presents WDVA employees Rich Teele and Carolyn Morgan with the 2013 Gulf War Illness Recognition Day proclamation signed by Gov. Walker.
June 22, 2013
Ride 2 Recovery: Honor Ride Madison at Saris Cycling Group in Madison at 8:00 a.m.
June 29–30, 2013
Milwaukee County: Milwaukee County Welcomes Wisconsin Veterans
July 4, 2013 INDEPENDENCE DAY
WDVA WVH-King: Independence Day Celebration in the Park at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King
July 5, 2013
Madison Mallards: Military Appreciation Night at Warner Park in Madison at 7:05 p.m.
Secretary John A. Scocos