(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
The Fox Valley Veterans Council held its annual Veterans Day services at the Outagamie County Administration building in Appleton.
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.
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.
“I learned that you can do so much more than what the mind thinks it can.”
Students and faculty at De Pere Middle School recognized Veterans Day by honoring a few local area vets with an assembly.
A retired Air Force combat photographer is making her way around the country taking pictures of veterans for a unique project.
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 put together care packages for homeless veterans in Northeast Wisconsin.
“It’s to honor the fallen by taking care of the ones who are still here.”
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.
“We’re all just happy to be there. They see us and say ‘thank you,’ and that thank you means a lot.”
Oshkosh West High School recognized service members on our community Saturday.
“[I’m] just trying to build a little bit of a community here and get our mission out there to others,” Winker said.
Hundreds marched to bring awareness and honor service members who’ve lost their lives to suicide.