Veterans Day

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Welcome to the Wisconsin's Veterans Day Observance

Veterans here in Wisconsin and across the country, and for each and every person who donned the uniform of a U.S. Soldier, Marine, Sailor, Airman, Coast Guardsman, or Space Force Guardian… whether they served on the beaches of Europe, in the jungles of Asia, the deserts of the Middle East, Afghanistan, or here at home… wherever they served, they deserve our gratitude, on November 11th and every day.

This year's National Veterans Day theme is honor​. As a society we view the concept of honor as a matter of carrying out, acting, and living the values of respect, duty, loyalty, selfless service, integrity, and personal courage in everything we do. We also view honor in our veterans from their personal sacrifices, accolades, and their commitment to have proudly served our country. We also honor our veterans long after they take off their uniform, and recognize we owe them a debt of gratitude each and every day.

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs has joined forces with the Madison Veterans Council to host a Veterans Day ceremony in the Wisconsin State Capitol this year. The ceremony will begin at 10:00am and conclude with a moment of silence at 11:00am.  We'd be honored if you would join us.

View this year's Veterans Day 2022 Program.​

​Learn About and Share Veteran Stories

We invite you to share your veteran stories and photos, and to also learn more about the veterans that have helped shape the spirit of this country. Create an oral history (or read someone else's) at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum website. Please visit the links below for more infomation and for details on the 2022 Woman Veteran of the Year Award.