Virtual Veterans Day Celebration

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary Mary Kolar invites the people of Wisconsin to join Governor Tony Evers and WDVA in honoring our state’s veterans by participating in Wisconsin’s virtual Veterans Day celebration at

“Each and every one of our heroes who donned the uniform of a Soldier, Marine, Sailor, Airman or Coast Guardsman – whether they served on the beaches of Europe, in the jungles of Asia, in the deserts of the Middle East, or here at home – deserve our gratitude on Veterans Day and every day,” said Sec. Kolar. “While we cannot gather in person this year, Wisconsin’s virtual Veterans Day celebration will allow us to honor the 350,000 veterans in Wisconsin who have courageously served our country.”

WDVA’s virtual Veterans Day celebration features greetings from Gov. Evers and Sec. Kolar, a tribute wall with messages from leaders of Wisconsin veteran organizations and elected officials, opportunities to learn about those who have served, an invitation for veterans to share their military story, resources to help families and individuals engage at home, and tools to encourage public participation and social media interaction.

Please join in going beyond a “thank you for your service,” and discover the stories of Wisconsin’s veterans throughout history at