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Four Chaplains observance is Thursday, February 6 at Living Word Lutheran High School | By James Maersch

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Jackson, WI – On February 3, 1942, four Army chaplains gave their lives to save others. The troop ship, USAT Dorchester, carrying 902 passengers was torpedoed and sunk within 20 minutes. The chaplains gave their own life jackets to those who had none.  They were among the 672 who

Four Chaplains observance is Thursday, February 6 at Living Word Lutheran High School | By James Maersch

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Jackson, WI – On February 3, 1942, four Army chaplains gave their lives to save others. The troop ship, USAT Dorchester, carrying 902 passengers was torpedoed and sunk within 20 minutes. The chaplains gave their own life jackets to those who had none.  They were among the 672 who

Four Chaplains observance is Thursday, February 6 at Living Word Lutheran High School | By James Maersch

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Jackson, WI – On February 3, 1942, four Army chaplains gave their lives to save others. The troop ship, USAT Dorchester, carrying 902 passengers was torpedoed and sunk within 20 minutes. The chaplains gave their own life jackets to those who had none.  They were among the 672 who

Honoring veterans in Washington County with Wreaths Across America | By Ann Bauer

December 14, 2019 – St. Lawrence, WI – The Allenton Legion Post teamed with volunteers this icy morning to take part in the National Wreaths Across America TM .  The goal is to honor 300 local veterans by placing a wreath on their headstones in eight area cemeteries with

Allenton Legion receives word that wreaths for Washington County veterans are on the way | By Ron Naab

Allenton, WI – The Allenton Fohl-Martin American Legion Post 483 received word more than 300 wreaths from Worcester Wreath Company of Columbia Falls, Maine are on the way.  These wreaths are with the 7,400 wreaths designated for Central Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery at King. “Worcester wreaths come from a family

Allenton Legion receives word that wreaths for Washington County veterans are on the way | By Ron Naab

Allenton, WI – The Allenton Fohl-Martin American Legion Post 483 received word more than 300 wreaths from Worcester Wreath Company of Columbia Falls, Maine are on the way.  These wreaths are with the 7,400 wreaths designated for Central Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery at King. “Worcester wreaths come from a family

Recognition for Brat Shed in West Bend | By James Maersch

December 7, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Korean War veterans Association Commander Norbert Carter and member Jim Maersch accept a thank you for building the “Brat shed.”

Allenton couple donates to veterans groups | By Ron Naab

December 3, 2019 – Allenton, WI – Ron and Ann Naab of Allenton traveled to the Waupaca area on Friday, November 29 to make deliveries to the King Veterans Donation Center. This is the sixth year the Naabs organized a delivery of personal hygiene items, new underwear and socks

Intermediate School in Rubicon makes generous donation to Honor Flight

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November 20, 2019 – Rubicon, WI – On Nov. 10, HONOR Intermediate School in Rubicon held a “One HONOR Helping Another HONOR” fundraiser to benefit Stars & Stripes Honor Flight. Today representatives from the Honor Flight were asked to return to HONOR to accept a check. This small school

The music played on from Milwaukee to Vietnam to Cedar Community | By Carrie Sturn

November 13, 2019 – West Bend, WI-Jim Lorch, Cedar Community independent living resident, picked up the clarinet at age seven and was able to play by ear. He could listen to a song, then play it back without missing a beat. Jim began taking formal lessons at the age

Photo Gallery | West Bend Common Council honors local veterans

November 5, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Common Council took a break from normal politics on Monday night to celebrate and honor the service of local veterans. The program is an annual event organized by representatives from City Hall and Common Sense Citizens of Washington

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Fourteen veterans from Washington County on October 19 Stars & Stripes Honor Flight | By Karyn Roelke

 October 7, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – There are 14 veterans from Washington County on the October 19 Stars & Stripes Honor Flight. Vietnam Navy SFM3 Terry Voss Colgate   Vietnam Army E5 Sergeant Arthur Lunde Germantown   Vietnam Marines Sgt Gregory Lueders Germantown   Vietnam Navy GMG3 E4 David Lerner

VIDEO | Horicon Bank in West Bend makes strong donation to Stars & Stripes Honor Flight

October 2, 2019 – West Bend, WI – In September, Horicon Bank on Paradise Drive in West Bend hosted its annual SHRED Day. While the event was free any donations collected would go to the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight. This week Horicon Bank presented a check for $4,000

VIDEO | Successful Shred Day at Horicon Bank in West Bend

September 15, 2019 – West Bend, WI – There was a huge turnout Saturday during Shred Day at Horicon Bank in West Bend. Even before the 10 a.m. start there were cars lined up from the bank parking lot all the way to the entrance of Walmart. Local veterans

Seventeen veterans from Washington County on September 28 Honor Flight

September 13, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – There are 17 veterans from Washington County participating in the 54th Stars and Stripes Honor Flight’s (SSHF) that will take off Saturday, September 28. One of the oldest veterans will be 92-year-old Richard Mihalek of Germantown who enlisted into the Navy in

Allenton American Legion Post supports Horicon Marsh Veterans Hunt | By Ron Naab

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September 9, 2019 – Allenton, WI – At the recent monthly meeting of the Allenton American Legion Fohl-Martin Post 483 a check was presented to Chuck Dodge of the Horicon Marsh Veterans Hunt. This is the third year the post has supported this unique experience for veterans from around

Sixteen veterans from Washington County on the Sept. 7 Stars & Stripes Honor Flight

August 26, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – There are 16 veterans from Washington County on the 53rd Stars and Stripes Honor Flight which takes off from Mitchell Airport on Saturday, September 7.   Vietnam Army Michael Wilhelm of Germantown Korea Army Anthony Roskopf of Germantown Korea Navy Wendel Smith

Vietnam veteran Jerold Donath of Kewaskum on June Honor Flight | By Samantha Sali

May 31, 2019 – Kewaskum, WI – Vietnam War veteran Jerold Donath, 72, of Kewaskum, is heading to Washington D.C. on the June 1 Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. Donath was born in 1947 to Orin, a meat cutter, and Mildred, a stay-at-home-mother. He was raised around the Kewaskum and

VIDEO | Rebroadcast of 2019 Memorial Day Parade in West Bend

May 27, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Beautiful weather to start Memorial Day and it kicked off with a spectacular parade in West Bend. Hat tip to Steve Rohde and the parade committee for a fabulous event. Also a note of thanks to Bob from the old Hofert’s

Etiquette for Memorial Day Parades

May 22, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Neighbors across Washington County are being asked to stand and remove their hats when the U.S. flag passes at the start of Memorial Day parades on Monday, May 27.   The day, also called Decoration Day, is for observance in memory

Walk to Remember Our Washington County Veterans | By Ethan Hollenberger

May 24, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Throughout Washington County, there are over 6,000 Veterans laid to rest in 97 cemeteries. Each year, Veteran service organizations and other volunteers decorate these grave sites with American flags. Washington County is creating an endowment trust fund to ensure we forever

Eleven veterans from Washington Co. on June 1 Stars & Stripes Honor Flight | By Karyn Roelke

May 23, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – There are 11 veterans from Washington County on the next Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. Vietnam Army Douglas Janzen of Germantown Vietnam Army James Miller of Hartford Vietnam Army George Marquardt of Hubertus Vietnam Navy Charles Nornberg of Jackson Korea Army

Etiquette for Memorial Day Parades

May 22, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Neighbors across Washington County are being asked to stand and remove their hats when the U.S. flag passes at the start of Memorial Day parades on Monday, May 27.   The day, also called Decoration Day, is for observance in memory

Charlie Daniels offers support to Veterans trekking across Washington County

May 16, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – As two Veterans and their spouses prepare to walk nearly 40 miles across Washington County on Memorial Day weekend, country music legend and outspoken patriot Charlie Daniels has recorded a public service announcement to promote the effort.     Daniels has long

Washington County to prepare for Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 18 | By James Maersch

May 15, 2019 – West Bend, WI -West Bend American Legion Post 36 will be observing Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 18, by placing over 5,800 American flags on graves in over 100 cemeteries throughout Washington County. For those willing to help,  Terry Vrana will meet you at

18 Washington County veterans on May 11 Stars & Stripes Honor Flight

May 1, 2019 – Washington Co., WI –  There are 18 veterans from Washington County set to take part in the 51st “mission” on Saturday, May 11 when the “We Energies Stars and Stripes Honor Flight” departs for the nation’s capital. Two Allegiant Airlines A320 aircraft will leave Milwaukee’s Mitchell

Date set for West Bend Memorial Day Parade

April 9, 2019 – West Bend, WI – West Bend’s Memorial Day observance will be Monday, May 27, 2019. Line up for the parade will be on S. Main Street between Oak Street and Decorah Road between 8:15 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. with the parade stepping off at 9:30

Update on Honor Flight veterans from Washington County | By Samantha Sali

April 6, 2019 – Hartford, WI – The Stars and Stripes Honor Flight out of Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee is today, Saturday, April 6. In March it was announced 15 veterans from Washington County would be on today’s flight; the 50th mission with 172 veterans on board. And then, life

Vietnam veteran Allen Polachowski of West Bend on April Honor Flight | By Samantha Sali

April 1, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Vietnam War veteran Allen Polachowski, of West Bend, is heading to Washington D.C. on the April 6 Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. Polachowski was born in 1944 in Milwaukee. His mother was a secretary for a company in Milwaukee called Vilter
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