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Wisconsin Union, University Veteran Services to Host Veterans Day Event

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MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Union and University Veteran Services will host a free Veterans Day event on the UW campus on Nov. 11.

Ceremonies will begin at 1 p.m. in the main hall of the Memorial Union.

The event will include speeches from veterans and UW officials.

There will be free food and light music.

The Union has held a Veterans Day event every year since 2018, although last year’s event was canceled due to COVID-19.

“Our military heroes are with us, including on our campuses, and we consider it a tremendous honor to have the opportunity to recognize their heroism and service to our country,” said Union Director Mark Guthier.

Following the event at Memorial Union, Veterans of America will hold a flag dedication on Bascom Hill.