Veterans

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The Fourth of July weekend celebrates community, local as well as national. Parades featuring people in uniform - scouts, firefighters and police as well as the military – traditionally are a fixture. Military uniforms remind us of the role of war in our history – and present. The current Veterans Administration scandals remind us of how serious related problems can become.

Photo courtesy of Dan Buttery

Some Milwaukee-area veterans are watching with heavy hearts as sectarian violence spreads throughout Iraq.

Milwaukee Area Veterans Remember D-Day

Jun 6, 2014

Today on the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion in France, we offer recollections of local men who landed in France on D-Day.

On this Memorial Day, 2014, America will honor those who lost their lives, serving the country.

The display will focus mainly on recordings of veterans' stories, because there are not many physical items to display from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Photo courtesy of Dale Maupin

While the VA works to resolve a huge claims backlog, the process may actually get worse for some, before it gets better for everyone.

Erin Toner

One Milwaukee man waited more than a year after filing a disability claim to begin receiving compensation for injuries sustained in Iraq.

Erin Toner

You probably remember learning about exo-skeletons back in biology class – beetles have them. So do lobsters. Well now, we can add humans to that list.

Feast of Crispian

A little over a year ago, Feast of Crispian began holding weekend Shakespeare intensives at the Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.

Mitch Teich

As Milwaukee soldiers fought on the front lines during World War II thousands of miles away, several young women from the city's south side worked to make the homefront seem a little closer.

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