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Posted on: October 31, 2022

Veterans Day to be celebrated at events across Kenosha County

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Veterans Day events will be held across Kenosha County on and before the Nov. 11, 2022, holiday.

A chronological list of celebrations, compiled by the Kenosha County Veterans Service Office:

What: Christian Life School Veterans Day ProgramWhen: Friday, Nov ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2022

Kenosha County Veterans Services Director Ali Nelson elected president of statewide association

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Kenosha County Veterans Services Director Ali Nelson was recently elected president of the County Veterans Service Officers Association of Wisconsin.

Nelson was sworn into the office on Oct. 18, during the CVSO fall conference in Wisconsin Rapids. He will ...

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Veterans News
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Kenosha County Veterans Honor Portal a one-stop shop for information, resources

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County Executive Samantha Kerkman recently announced the launch of the Kenosha County Veterans Honor Portal, an online tool that provides easy access to an array of information of interest to veterans and others in the community.

“We set out to create an e...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

American Legion Post 21 honors Kenosha women, ages 103 and 102

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Being 101 years old didn’t stop Lillian Jilk from joining the American Legion two years ago. 

And being 103 didn’t stop her from being present and smiling, when Legion Post 21 honored her for her two years as a continuous membe...

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Veterans News
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Veterans, active-duty military and families invited to climb for free at Boundless Adventures

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* UPDATE: As of Sept. 26, 2022, all available tickets have been distributed. *

Kenosha County Parks, Boundless Adventures, and the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services are partnering to offer 150 free tickets to the aerial adventure park to qualifi...

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Posted on: August 28, 2022

Commemorative benches dedicated at Kenosha County Veterans Memorial Park

County Executive Kerkman and Korean War Veterans posing on commemorative bench

Regulars at the American Heroes Café at Festival Foods in Kenosha wanted to pay tribute to their group’s founders, and they went above and beyond in their fundraising quest.

Meantime, another area veterans’ organization was l...

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Veterans News
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Kenosha County Veterans Services to hold regular office hours in Twin Lakes

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The Kenosha County Veterans Service Office will hold regular office hours in Twin Lakes the third Tuesday of each month beginning July 19, Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman announced today.

Office hours on these days will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p...

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Posted on: July 16, 2022

Local World War II veteran marks 102nd birthday

Emerald Knudson being presented with a flag at his birthday party

“The luckiest guy in the world.”

Paraphrasing the baseball great Lou Gehrig, that’s how Emerald “Dixie” Knudson describes himself on the eve of turning 102.

A World War II veteran, Knudson was the guest of h...

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Veterans News
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Memorial Day programs, ceremonies to be held across Kenosha County

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Memorial Day will be observed at various events across Kenosha County over the upcoming holiday weekend. Here is a list of programs, compiled by the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services:

What: Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery Memorial ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Veterans Day activities to be held across Kenosha County; video tribute also available

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A series of Veterans Day events and activities are scheduled across the area this week, while the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services has also once again produced a video tribute for people to enjoy from home.

“Since Kenosha County was n...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Free Military and Veterans Family Day to be held at Boundless Adventures Sept. 24

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Kenosha County Parks, Boundless Adventures, and the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services will host the second annual Military and Veterans Family Day climbing event at Boundless Adventures in Bristol Woods Park from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24.

Ac...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Memorial Day programs, ceremonies to be held across Kenosha County

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Memorial Day will be observed at various events across Kenosha County over the upcoming holiday weekend. Here is a list of programs, compiled by the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services:

What: Memorial Day Ceremony – to include singing of...

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