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Milwaukee VA to host Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 10


November 8, 2022

Milwaukee , WI — The Milwaukee VA is hosting a Veterans Day program at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Chapel at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee

The ceremony is open to the public; however, we ask participants to enter through the chapel exterior door on the south side of the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, 5000 W. National Ave., Milwaukee. Media are invited to cover the event. This is an indoor event that will stream live into an overflow conference room. Participants will be screened for COVID, and masks are required indoors.

Selected students from West Allis Nathan Hale High School will present writing assignments they completed as part of an essay contest held in conjunction with the Milwaukee VA. Students were asked write about the meaning of Veterans and their sacrifices for the nation. 

The ceremony also will feature comments from Acting Milwaukee VA Medical Center Director James McLain, music by a quintet from the Milwaukee American Legion Band and presentation of the colors by Milwaukee VA Medical Center Veteran employees.

The ceremony will be recorded and rebroadcast on televisions throughout the Milwaukee VA Medical Center on Nov. 11 and shared on social media for the public.


SPECIAL MEDIA INSTRUCTIONS: Media interested in covering the ceremony or in gathering interviews should contact the Public Affairs Office at 414-382-5364 or email Media are asked to arrive no later than 10:45 a.m. Interviews will be available immediately after the ceremony with McLain and a representative from the Veterans Benefit Administration to discuss recent legislation that makes many new Veterans eligible for VA medical care and benefits. The PACT Act was signed into law in August and ensures that Veterans who were exposed to toxic substances during their military service get the benefits and care they’ve earned and deserve.

Media contacts

Joseph Trovato, Public Affairs Officer

414-384-2000, ext. 45364

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