A chronological list of celebrations, compiled by the Kenosha County Veterans Service Office:
What: Christian Life School Veterans Day Program
When: Friday, Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Journey Church Auditorium, 10700 75th St, Kenosha
Note: Light reception to follow. For more details about the program, please contact Mary-Kay at 262-694-3900
What: Veterans Day Breakfast
When: Saturday, Nov. 4, 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Where: Village Pub of Silver Lake, 307 N. Cogswell Drive, Silver Lake Note: RSVP at 262 843-4242 or email email@example.com
What: Kenosha County Veterans Day Celebration and Resource Fair
When: Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to noon. Doors open to the public at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha
Note: Breakfast will be served at 9:30. A resource fair available throughout the morning will include a wide variety of veteran service providers and community resources. Gateway student barbers will also be providing free haircuts.
What: Village of Pleasant Prairie Veterans Day Ceremony
When: Sunday, Nov. 5, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Pleasant Prairie Veterans Memorial on the southeast side of Prairie Springs Park, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie
Note: Light refreshments will be served.
What: Gateway Technical College Veterans Honor Dinner and other Veterans Day activities When: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Kenosha Campus, 3520 30th Avenue, Kenosha
Note: A casual dinner will be served along with a speech from Zach Zdroik of Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin and presentation of the Bryan Albrecht Award. Other Gateway activities for Veterans Day include a Veterans Cut-A-Thon from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov 13, at Gateway’a Salons, and a “Thank You for Your Service” movie viewing at noon Wednesday, Nov. 22 at the Kenosha Campus Veterans Club. For more information, contact Rob Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262 564-2366
What: Jeffery Elementary School Veterans Day Program
When: Thursday, Nov. 9, 8:30 a.m.
Where: 4011 87th St, Kenosha
Note: Coffee and refreshments available starting at 8:30 a.m., followed by student performances. Veterans will be invited into classrooms to answer student questions. For more details, please contact Beth Pelc at email@example.com.
What: UW-Parkside Veterans Week
When: Nov. 9-15, with Opening Night Reception Monday, Nov 9 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Where: UW-Parkside, Brookwood Foundation Main Place in Wyllie Hall, 900 Wood Rd, Kenosha
Note: “Working Warriors” will be on display from 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 through 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 15, in Main Place (Wyllie Hall), with the opening reception on Nov 9. The WI Wrestling Showcase on Saturday, Nov. 11, is also open to the public; veterans just need to self-identify at the door for free VIP admission. The Showcase features UW-Parkside vs. McKendree University and UW-La Crosse vs. Cornell College. These will be concurrent matches, featuring two live mats in the De Simone arena.
What: Wilmot Union High School Veterans Day Breakfast & Observance
When: Friday, Nov. 10; breakfast at 7:45 a.m., Assembly at 9 a.m.
Where: Wilmot Union High School Commons & Veteran’s Memorial Field House, 11112 308th Ave., Wilmot
Note: All community veterans and family members are invited. RSVP to Lisa Obertin at 262 862-2351, ext. 321, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate your name and number of guests attending breakfast.
What: Salem Consolidated Grade School Veterans Day Program
When: Friday, Nov. 10, 9:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Where: Salem School North Gym, 8828 Antioch Road, Salem
Note: The school would like to extend the invitation to all veterans. A reception for veterans and guest will follow program. For more information, please contact Nicole Pahl at 262-843-2356, ext. 409, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
What: Veterans Day Worship Service
When: Friday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m.
Where: Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5601 Washington Road, Kenosha Note: The service will be followed by a free chili lunch.
What: American Legion Post 21 Family Veterans Day Celebration
When: Saturday, Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Flanders Field Ceremony at 10:15; Rendering of Honors at 11 a.m. sharp. Coffee and doughnuts will be served before the ceremony, with a light lunch starting at 11:15 a.m.
Where: 504 58th St., Kenosha
Note: For more details, please visit https://alpost21.com.
What: Kenosha Running Company Veterans Day Run
When: Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m.
Where: Start/finish in downtown Lyons, Wis. (White River Trail)
Note: Distances include 10k and Half Marathon at 10 a.m.; 5k run/walk at 10:15 a.m.
Event is free with advance registration at www.XCThrillogy.com. Online signup closes Nov.10. Same-day registration will begin at 9:00 and will cost $10.
What: Civil War Museum and Navy Club Ship 40 Veterans Day Celebration
When: Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. At noon, The Woodwind Quintet ”Fairwinds” from Navy Band Great Lakes will perform.
Where: 5400 First Ave., Kenosha.
Note: Navy Club Ship 40 will present a program representing all branches of service to commemorate Veterans Day. Plus, the Civil War Museum will offer free admission for veterans and active-duty military, on Nov. 11. For more information, please call the Civil War Museum at 262-653-4141.
What: VFW Post 1865 Veterans Day Celebration Events
When: Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 6618 39th Ave, Kenosha
Note: VFW Post 1865 will be hosting a variety of events on Veterans Day, kicking off with a Veterans Ceremony. A beef stew lunch will be provided by the post, followed by a flag retirement ceremony at 1 p.m.
What: Kenosha Area Vietnam Veterans Day Ceremony
When: Saturday, Nov. 11, noon
Where: Library Park, 711 59th Place, Kenosha
Note: For more details, please contact Richard Bowker at 262-694-1129.
What: Shoreland Lutheran High School Veterans Day Ceremony
When: Monday, Nov. 13, 2:15 p.m.
Where: 9026 12th St, Kenosha
Note: Event to feature special guest Lynelle Wagner of the U.S. Navy, presentation of colors by American Legion Post 552, and a light reception to follow. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 262 859-2595.