Honoring Veterans who have gone "above and beyond."
When is comes to Veterans, a popular saying is that, "All Gave Some, Some Gave All." That is true of military service, but Veterans continue to serve even after their military service ends. The Tomah VA Medical Center wants to recognize Veterans who have demonstrated truly remarkable achievements in the military and beyond through the Hall of Heroes program.
The purpose of the Hall of Heroes is to recognize military Veterans supported by the Tomah VA Medical Center and associated outreach clinics who have exhibited exemplary courage in battle or have made outstanding contributions to their communities or professions. Each selected hero receives a plaque display to document their heroism and hung in the Tomah VA tramway near building 400. Nominees must be, or have been, patients at the Tomah VA Medical Center or any of its supported VA Clinics in La Crosse, Owen, Wausau, or Wisconsin Rapids. The nominee must have been a member of United States Armed Forces or Coast Guard. Additionally, he/she must have received an honorable discharge from U.S. Military service, be of good character, and have no felony convictions. Posthumous nominations are accepted.
Veterans, VA staff, families, and community members are all encouraged to nominate Veterans for this honor. Each year, a working group receives nominations, evaluates the candidates, and then selects Veterans for induction into the Tomah VA Hall of Heroes. To be considered for 2023 Hall of Heroes induction, nominations must be received no later than September 1, 2023. Please use the Hall of Heroes Nomination Form for submissions.