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Community and Veterans Mental Health Retreat set for March 25 at Sealed Air YMCA

RACINE COUNTY — A Mental Health Retreat is being held for both community members and veterans on March 25 at the Sealed Air YMCA (8501 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is being hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1391, The YMCA, and is supported by […]

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Volunteers, sponsors needed: Wreaths Across America honors Veterans at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery Dec. 17

UNION GROVE — Sponsors and volunteers are needed this holiday season to help Wreaths Across America honor Veterans who have been laid to rest at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 21731 Spring St., in Union Grove. Wreaths Across America will host a ceremony and event placing wreaths on the graves of service members on […]

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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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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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Gateway presents free haircut event supporting student veterans Nov. 17

RACINE AND KENOSHA — Gateway Technical College’s Barber and Cosmetology program’s annual cut-a-thon event is set for Thursday, Nov. 17 at three locations. Gateway’s Barber & Cosmetology program gives back Students and program alumni will participate in this year’s event which benefits the Gateway Student Veterans Club. Haircuts will be available from 8 a.m. to […]

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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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UW-Parkside features ‘I am Not Invisible’ Exhibit beginning Nov. 7

SOMERS — The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is hosting the “I am Not Invisible” exhibit during Veterans Week. The exhibit will be displayed in the Brookwood Foundation Main Place in Wyllie Hall from Monday, Nov. 7 through Friday, Nov. 11.  The “I Am Not Invisible” awareness campaign started as a program featuring twenty photographs of Oregon […]

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4th of July Parade in Union Grove: ‘National Treasure’

The streets of Union Grove will be beaming with red, white, and blue on Independence Day. The 2022 Union Grove 4th of July Parade will kick off at the Racine County Fair Grounds, 19805 Durand Ave. This year’s event is sponsored and supported by the Greater Union Grove Chamber of Commerce and American Legion Bixby-Hanson […]

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Racine Area Veterans Incorporation Hosts Racine Veterans Support Expo on May 28

The Racine Area Veterans Incorporation (RAVI) will be hosting the first Racine Veterans Support Expo on May 28. This free event will take place on Memorial Day weekend as a way to support Veterans, their families, and support systems at Memorial Hall, 72 7th St. in Downtown Racine. Racine Veterans Support Expo The expo will […]

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Racine Memorial Day Parade is May 30

After a two-year hiatus, the annual Racine Memorial Day Parade is back. The parade takes place on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) in West Racine. The Racine Area Veterans Inc. (RAVI) is this year’s event organizer. Matthew Gorbaty, the lead event organizer from RAVI shares, “As a veteran myself, Memorial Day has a special place in […]

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Op-ed: Salute to Veteran’s Day

The Racine County Sheriff’s office offers the following words in honor of Veteran’s Day, 2021. Today we salute those who serve and have served our great country. Racine County Sheriff’s Office is proud to have had the honor of employing 78 veterans this year, hiring 13 veterans in 2021. Sheriff Schmaling says, “To the brave […]

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Events Planned to Mark Veteran Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Southeastern Wisconsin Task Force onVeteran Suicide Prevention and its partners have a number of events planned to mark the month: Sept. 1, noon – “Live Today, Put It Away” This is a virtual panel discussion focusing on the Gun Shop Project and Safe Storage Program, which work with […]


Milwaukee VA giving third dose COVID shots to immunocompromised; planning underway for booster shots

Additional COVID-19 vaccinations are now being given by the Milwaukee VA Medical Center to immunocompromised Veterans as the virus continues to surge, fueled by the Delta variant. In addition, plans are being made to give booster shots to all Veterans and employees, starting eight months after the initial administration of the vaccines. Any Veterans who […]

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