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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

LIVE BROADCAST | Veterans Tribute in West Bend

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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

Fifteen veterans from Washington County on April 6 Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

March 8, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – There will be 15 veterans from Washington County on the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight on April 6. This will be the 50th mission as two planes leave Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport with 172 veterans on board. Vietnam veterans include Army

VIDEO | Paying tribute to veterans at Auto Safety Center in West Bend

Nov. 8, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Auto Safety Center, 3700 W. Washington Street, in West Bend is paying tribute to veterans. On Monday, Nov. 12 the first 20 veterans who stop at Auto Safety Center will receive a $25 gift card. Auto Safety Center is open 7:30 a.m.

VIDEO | Paying tribute to veterans at Auto Safety Center in West Bend

Nov. 10, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Auto Safety Center, 3700 W. Washington Street, in West Bend is paying tribute to veterans. On Monday, Nov. 12 the first 20 veterans who stop at Auto Safety Center will receive a $25 gift card. Auto Safety Center is open 7:30 a.m.

American Companies: Thank you for your service veteran Ryan Weyker | By Emily Liddicoat

Nov. 9, 2018 – West Bend, WI – November is a time of gratitude and giving thanks.  At the end of the month we have Thanksgiving, but first and foremost, we have Veterans Day. Without veterans, the United States would be a very different place to live, and we
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