Veterans Day to be celebrated at events across Kenosha County

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


Kenosha County is located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Its population in 2019 was estimated to be 169,561, making it the eighth most populous county in Wisconsin. The county is named after the county seat, Kenosha, the fourth largest city in Wisconsin.

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

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 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

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 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

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

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 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 or 262 859-2595.