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UWS Veterans Day Ceremony Honors & Awards Vets

Updated: November 11, 2019 06:38 PM

The University of Wisconsin held a Veterans Day Ceremony on their campus. 

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Guest speakers spoke on their time in the service and what their time serving meant for them. They also awarded veterans with Excellence of Service awards. 

One award winner spoke on how his time in the service teaches a good lesson on how while everyone is different and we have different views, we're all apart of the same human race at the end of the day.

"We are part of a quilt that's a tapestry that is from many different backgrounds and many colors," said Technical Sergeant Brad Hammond of the 148th Fighter Wing. "We go places around the world as veterans, and also as civilians later once we're done with our service. I think that it's very important to remember that everyone is a brother or sister if you allow them to be."

The Excellence in Service awards recognize the work of university students, faculty, and staff who are veterans. UWS Chancellor Renée Wachter spoke about how veterans are just like the rest of us, but that their experiences in the service should not be overlooked.

"Fundementally our veterans aren't just a group," said Chancellor Renée Wachter. "They are individual people, although people who took the road less traveled. So today let's show them that it was a path worth taking."

The guest speaker at the event was Dave Van Landschoot who is a veteran and UWS alumni. Wisconsin state representative, Nick Milroy, also spoke at the ceremony.

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