WFRV Local 5’s Salute to Veterans – Honoring Those Who Served

Veterans Voices

(WFRV) – Veterans Day is a day we remember and honor all those who served and is observed on November 11 for a very particular reason.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, ending World War I however fighting did not stop for another seven months when a temporary halt between the Allied forces and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month – which was on November 11, 1918.

The following year, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day and an Act was approved in May of 1938 which made November 11, now Veterans Day, a legal holiday. In October of 1938, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first “Veterans Day Proclamation”, however it wasn’t until 1971 that the first Veterans Day was observed.

WFRV Local 5 is honoring and remembering those in our community through our Salute to Veterans: Honoring Those Who Served special. We’ll hear from our local Hometown Heroes, a Green Bay girl raising money for disabled veterans and several special ceremonies across Northeast Wisconsin.

Thank you for your service!

  • Bertram Venstra United States Army
  • Ronald Behnke Spec-5 Army
  • Bert Compton WWI
  • Brigadier General Carl Newhouse Army Reserves
  • Brigadier General Carl Newhouse Army Reserves

Have someone you’d like to nominate for Hometown Hero? Let us know below!

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