CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 2022

 
State Convention
June 7-11, at the Potawatomi in Milwaukee

VFW Department of Wisconsin is celebrating 100 years of service during its 2022 State Convention at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, June 7-11. The public is invited to attend and join us in some of the fun!

 

Our Golf outing fundraiser will be held at the New Berlin Hills Golf Course on Monday the 11th prior to the Convention, 15 minutes from the Potawatomi. Special Guest and "Keep’er movin” golfer, Charlie Berens will make this an event to remember! Get your foursome together and sign up today!

 

Our Patriotic Rally is always a super fun time with a program, band, food and National Awards presented to Wisconsin’s finest first responders. Dress up in your red, white, and blue and bring your party favors to this American Patriotic Celebration!.

 

Thursday, Wisconsin VFW is recognizing our Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars with the OIF/OEF Symposium as a follow-up to our September 8, 2021, OEF Symposium. This will be conducted in person and online so get the word out, and take the time to let all of our Iraq and Afghan War Veterans and Military still serving know this is for THEM! Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant and recalibrated warrior, Travis Mills Travis Mills – Never Give Up. Never Quit.. will attend and lead the way.

 

Thursday evening fun is open to all. Come to our 1920’s-themed Gala with program, food and music from Ladies Must Swing Ladies Must Swing! – An 18 Piece Female Big Band from Madison, WI and Keynote Speaker, Travis Mills Travis Mills – Never Give Up. Never Quit.. Be sure to put together a 1920s style ensemble with Zoot Suit, Fedora and Oxford Shoes, Flapper dress, Cloche hat with T-bar shoes—"Best Dressed” awards and Dancing Competition prizes. A photo booth will be on site with all the fun you can fit into a few hours of excitement! We have many tables of 10 so, sign up for your Gala tickets today and choice of meals. Wisconsin businesses are encouraged to attend and send their Veteran employees as an honor to all Wisconsin’s brave men and women Veterans of war.

 

Wisconsin VFW invites ALL  Vietnam Veterans to attend an event to welcome them home, honor them, and to recognize Wisconsin Hmong Lao Veterans of America. Major General John Borling will be our honored guest and Keynote speaker.  Oral History Interview - Vietnam War Major General John Borling (illinois.gov)



   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, June 6th,
Golf Outing New Berlin Hills Golf Course 10:00AM
Golf with Charlie Berens of the Manitowoc Minute!
 
Tuesday, June 7th,
Joint Memorial Service

Wednesday, June 8th,
Special Event, Joint Awards and Patriotic Rally
Band, food, awards, Standup Comedy with Charlie Berens!

Thursday, June 9th,
Noon, Past Commanders’ Luncheon
MilwaukeeWar Memorial Tour 2-4 pm
OIF/OEF Symposium: Guest Travis Mills
1920’s Gala featuring Jazz Band Ladies Must Swing:
Guest Speaker: Travis Mills

Friday, June 10th,
9:00 AM Guest Speaker: MG John Borling
Hmong Lao Veterans Recognition
Noon, Past State Commanders’ Luncheon
5:00 PM Joint Awards Banquet with patriotic music

Saturday, June 11th,
Elections followed by Installation of Officers
VFW Wisconsin is very excited to be able to offer these opportunities.