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2023 Veterans Day gallery: A community of heroes in Southeast Wisconsin

RACINE, KENOSHA COUNTY — This Veterans Day, we honor the veterans in our communities and thank them publicly for their service and sacrifices. Racine County Eye readers have provided photos of their loved ones who made the choice to serve the United States in the armed forces. No matter the years served, branch, or role […]

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Racine Roundup on TMJ4: Veterans Day: free Kringle, ceremony and stew feed, holiday parade

The Racine Roundup aired on TMJ4 during the 4 O’Clock news on Thursday, Nov. 9. This week’s segment was brought to viewers by Ryan Jenkins and Susan Kim along with editor Loren Lamoreaux. This week, the Racine Roundup focused on eveything in Racine County that focuses on veterans. Kringle giveaway The anchors and Lamoreaux dove […]

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Tabak Law, The Prairie School, O&H Bakery support Kringle giveaway for veterans on Nov. 10

RACINE — Veterans can claim a free Kringle at O&H Danish Bakery, 5910 Washington Ave., on Nov. 10. A veteran claims his free Kringle. – The giveaway is supported by Tabak Law, The Prairie School, and O&H Danish Bakery. This is the second annual event supported by the two local businesses and school. Together, through […]

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Veterans Day Ceremony and Stew Feed on Nov. 11 at Memorial Hall

RACINE — The Racine community will celebrate Veterans Day on Nov. 11 at Memorial Hall, 72 7th St., with a ceremony and stew feed. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1391 (VFW) has partnered with local schools, official representatives, and community organizations to offer this event for the public and veterans. The ceremony will begin […]

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DC bound: Walden III band, orchestra to perform at national Veterans Day observance

RACINE – The Walden III High School band and orchestra is headed to Washington DC this week to participate in the national Veterans Day ceremony. Laura Shapovalov, Walden III band and orchestra director – The 55 students – 30 band members and 25 orchestra members – will board chartered buses Wednesday evening for an all-night […]

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Veterans celebrated in holiday parade and tree lighting on Nov. 11 in Downtown Racine

RACINE — The holiday season kicks off in Downtown Racine on Nov. 11. The annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting will set the stage for the upcoming season of festivities. Rolling down main street will be festive floats, parade walkers, and a sense of community and Christmas cheer will fill the air. Holiday parade kicks […]

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101-year-old WWII, Vietnam, other veterans recognized at Gifford School

RACINE — Dry eyes were sparse, and colors of red, white, and blue filled the auditorium on Nov. 10, 2022, at the annual Veterans Day Program event at Gifford School, 8332 Northwestern Ave. The annual Veterans Day celebration at Gifford Elementary School in Racine, Wis. honored dozens of veterans in attendance. – This year’s program […]

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2022 Veterans Day Gallery: A look at our local heroes

RACINE — On Veterans Day, the Racine County Eye thanks those who have served in the United States military. Regardless of branch, position, and years served, your dedication does not go unrecognized or unappreciated. Thank you, veterans and active service members. Today we acknowledge your sacrifice and honor you. Take a look at the individuals […]

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Veterans Day Spotlight: Zientek sheds light on mental health through his new business

This Veterans Day, the Racine County Eye is proud to honor local veterans who have made an impact in our community. Jimmy Zientek, a United States Air Force Veteran, is no stranger to mental illness. Through his newly-founded business, Show Us Your Meats BBQ, this local veteran is focused on starting a conversation about mental […]

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Veterans Day Spotlight: Slater raises awareness about the military’s impact and life after serving

This Veterans Day, a Racine local is choosing to share his story, as a veteran, in hopes to highlight how the military impacts service members. Christopher Slater, a former sergeant in the Marine Corps, served from 2011 to 2016. Prior to serving, Slater graduated from Washington Park High School in Racine. He dropped everything he […]

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UPDATE: Free kringle for veterans Nov. 11 from O&H Danish Bakery, Tabak Law, The Prairie School

UPDATE: Free Kringle distribution that began on Nov. 9 will continue on Veterans Day, Nov 11. There will be 150 kringles given away to service members from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at O&H Danish Bakery, 5910 Washington Ave., in Mount Pleasant. Veterans who participate must bring proof of service to claim a Kringle. Original […]

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Operation Green Light: honoring veterans in Kenosha County begins Nov. 7

KENOSHA — Beginning Nov. 7, Kenosha County will honor veterans by illuminating government buildings for one week during the evenings in green as part of Operation Green Light for Veterans. Operation Green Light for Veterans is a nationwide effort spearheaded by the National Association of Counties and the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers. […]

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Burlington Resident named 2021 Veteran of the Year

This Veterans Day, Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) had the honor of naming Wisconsin’s First Congressional District 2021 Veteran of the Year. This year’s recipient is Mr. Robert (Bob) G.E. Boulden, United States Marine Corps Sergeant (Ret.). “I am honored to announce Bob as this year’s Veteran of the Year. Bob’s commitment to service, excellence, and […]

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Veterans Day To-Dos

Thursday, November 11, is Veterans Day. Whether you’re in Racine or Kenosha, there are plenty of ways to show your appreciation to veterans in your area. 1. Kenosha County Veterans Video While the video is available for viewing on the Kenosha County YouTube channel, it will also air on Kenosha Community Media (Spectrum Cable Channel […]