Area World War II Veterans Honored in Ashwaubenon Ceremony

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Northeast Wisconsin’s surviving World War II Veterans were recognized in a ceremony Monday morning in honor of Veterans’ Day.

The ceremony began at 9:00 a.m. in Shopko Hall.

This year’s Veterans’ Day ceremony focused on honoring World War II Veterans, but service members from all generations attended the event.

Veterans in attendance received recognition certificates for their service from the United Patriots Society.

The youngest veterans honored Monday are 93-years-old. 

99-year-old veteran Don Schimmels told Local 5 that although all World War II veterans served in the same war, their experiences are unique.

“Everybody has a different area because they served in different places all over the world,” Schimmels said. “Some in Europe, in Italy, Africa. But I was – I don’t know if it’s fortunately or unfortunately – stationed in the central Pacific.”

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