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Cowie and HarrisRacing past life’s barriers
“The freedom out there, all the stress and things I am dealing with in treatment – I didn’t think about any of it. Doing events like this will definitely help in the long run.”
Tom ZurhellenVet walks across country for suicide awareness
Instead of writing another novel, Tom Zurhellen opted to put his well-worn shoes to the pavement and walk from Oregon to New York to raise awareness about suicide and homelessness among his fellow Veterans.
Medical personal with a patient on a gurneyInnovative 911 partnership nominated for award
A partnership with area fire departments that allows Veterans to be taken directly to the Milwaukee VA after making a 911 call has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Hooley Award for industry innovation.
Picnic goers at the Milwaukee VAServing up a fabulous Fourth for Vets, families
A postcard-perfect summer day provided the backdrop for an outpouring of appreciation at the annual Fourth of July picnic for hospitalized Veterans and those in residential treatment programs at the Milwaukee VA.
Victoria Brahm, acting VISN 12 director; Robert Wilkie, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs; and Dan Zomchek, director of the Milwaukee VA Medical CenterVA Secretary Wilkie visits Milwaukee
Five employees of the Milwaukee VA Medical Center system were surprised with a cherished gift - a challenge coin presented by Robert Wilkie, the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Donut LassiesDonuts for everyone!
Homer Simpson says every day is donut day, much like every day at the Milwaukee VA is Veterans Day, but only one true donut day. Milwaukee's Salvation Army brought smiles to veterans at Milwaukee VA with donuts.
Milwaukee VA Farmers Market logoMilwaukee VA Farmers Market set to open for season
Local produce and products will be the primary offerings when the Milwaukee VA Farmers Market opens on Friday. The market will be held every other Friday beginning June 14 through Sept. 20 outside the south entrance.
Jack on his bikeRevved up for a blessing
“ ... my mother thought that up for my brother and I … she thought the only way we could go to college was joining the service,” said Hughes. “It worked, but we both ended up in the war zone.”
Members of the Honor Guard Rifle VolleyRemember & Honor - 2019 Memorial Day Observance
Remember & Honor was the perfect theme for Monday morning's Memorial Day Observance at Wood National Cemetery at the Milwaukee VA. Guest speakers included Gov. Tony Evers and Rep. Gwen Moore.
Silver Lake studentsStudents: Remember Memorial Day
Middle schooler Analin Escalante said “I think it is important for everyone to come together and remember everyone who fought for this country. I am living here and because of them, I have my freedom.”

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