Local 5: Salute to Veterans

Veterans Voices

(Watch A Salute to Veterans above. Some portions of the special have been edited out due to video restrictions.)

(WFRV) — This year marks 65 years since President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of Armistice Day to Veterans Day

Armistice Day originally marked the end of World War I in 1918, honoring the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.”

Veterans Day, celebrated every year on November 11, commemorates veterans of all wars.

Local 5 would like to thank all veterans as well as all active-duty and reserve military personnel for their service.

Above, catch the full Salute to Veterans special.

Below are veterans within our community we would like to honor as well as links to the stories featured in the Salute to Veterans special

Featured Stories

Outagamie County holds annual Veterans Day event

The Fox Valley Veterans Council held its annual Veterans Day services at the Outagamie County Administration building in Appleton.

Honoring members of the military on Veterans Day in Green Bay

On this Veterans Day, people across the area are saying thank you to those who have served in our military. And as Kris Schuller reports in Green Bay dignitaries gathered to honor our heroes.

Oshkosh North Communities program hosts ‘Sweat for a Vet’ challenge

The event aimed to raise awareness of the difficulties that face many veterans. It was family-friendly and open to all ages and fitness levels.

Vietnam veteran Lloyd Dumke says talking about service helps his mental health
Hometown Hero: Lloyd Dumke

“I learned that you can do so much more than what the mind thinks it can.”

De Pere Middle School recognizes Veterans Day with vets speaking in classrooms

Students and faculty at De Pere Middle School recognized Veterans Day by honoring a few local area vets with an assembly.

Retired Air Force combat photographer capturing images of veterans nationwide

A retired Air Force combat photographer is making her way around the country taking pictures of veterans for a unique project.

Green Bay honors members of USS Green Bay

Green Bay gave members of the USS Green Gay, the much deserved rock-star treatment, which included testing their pipes with a Lambeau tradition of Roll Out the Barrel.

Aspire Senior Living in Kimberly puts care packages together for homeless veterans

Aspire Senior Living in Kimberly put together care packages for homeless veterans in Northeast Wisconsin.

Daniel Diebold’s struggle with alcohol gave him a new perspective on life
Hometown Heroes - Daniel Diebold

“It’s to honor the fallen by taking care of the ones who are still here.”

Military Veterans Museum & Education Center open for Veterans Day

The Military Veterans Museum & Education Center is a family-friendly nonprofit, history museum that collects and displays donated military artifacts to educate the public on American military history.

Marine is an Honor Guard member with four separate veterans’ groups

“We’re all just happy to be there. They see us and say ‘thank you,’ and that thank you means a lot.”

Veterans Honor Hall at Oshkosh West High School
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Oshkosh West High School recognized service members on our community Saturday.

Iraq veteran amputee turns to car racing for therapy

“[I’m] just trying to build a little bit of a community here and get our mission out there to others,” Winker said.

Green Bay march to bring awareness to veteran suicide

Hundreds marched to bring awareness and honor service members who’ve lost their lives to suicide.

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