Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation’s Convoy Speaker Series Featuring Vietnam Veteran Don Weber

Join us on Saturday, November 12th for this year’s Convoy Speaker Series fundraiser at The Grand Hotel Ballroom in La Crosse, WI. The Convoy Speaker Series is designed to connect veterans among themselves and with the museum, connect a community, and educate people about veterans’ experiences and some great stories

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Fox Valley Veterans Tell Their Stories

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum (WVM) collects and publishes a substantial number of veteran interviews from the Fox Valley and the surrounding area. Additionally, we act as the dark archives for several interviews from that region of Wisconsin. These Fox Valley oral history interviews range from the current day back to

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William L. Sims: A Lifetime of Service

William L. Sims calm smile and collected manner belies a man whose herculean efforts empowering veterans in Wisconsin are almost without equal. He continues shaping veterans organizations, mentoring fellow veterans, and implementing programs. There is a reason why Sims has a statue featured on the main floor of the War

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Honoring Hispanic Veterans of Wisconsin

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15), we are featuring Wisconsin Hispanic veterans and their stories from the oral history collection. Hispanic veterans served in the United States military since the Civil War and continue to do so with honor and distinction. Their military experiences vary

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Reflecting on PTSD: Experiences and Recovery

Military veterans and service members are uniquely at risk of experiencing or witnessing traumatic events. Whether a veteran served in a conflict or in peacetime, overseas, or at home, the effects of trauma can persist long after an inciting event. Mental health professionals sometimes identify these symptoms as post-traumatic stress

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Honoring Hmong Veterans of Wisconsin

Written by Luke D. Sprague, Oral Historian Hmong veterans of Wisconsin sacrificed their lives, homes, and livelihoods due to their alliance with the United States during the Secret War in Laos from 1961 to 1975. These Hmong, armed, trained, and organized by the United States and its allies, fought in

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VIRTUAL MESS NIGHT: HONORING THE HO-CHUNK WARRIOR

Please join us for our first Virtual Mess Night on November 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm. While we can’t all get together for a fantastic meal yet, we can welcome Professor Tom Jones from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Jones will be speaking about his experiences with the Memorial Day

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