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6/17/2017 7:29:00 AM
New veterans exhibit coming to Northwoods in July

The public is invited to view "Wisconsin Remembers: A Face for Every Name," an exhibit honoring the 1,161 Wisconsinites officially listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The exhibit includes photos that were collected by volunteers from throughout Wisconsin over the past eight years, according to a press release announcing the exhibit schedule. Friends and family of those who were killed in Vietnam submitted photos, as did students, teachers and others who simply wanted to put a face to the names listed on the Wall in Washington, D.C., according to a press release announcing the exhibit schedule.

Last fall, the GFWC-Rhinelander Woman's Club was approved to host the exhibit in the Northwoods during the month of July. The group worked with area veteran service organizations to set up dates and locations:

Rhinelander - July 4-6 at ArtStart, 68 S. Stevens Street, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (parade date is July 4)

Wabeno - July 8-9 at American Legion Sylvan Post 44, 4494 N. Branch Street, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (during Steam Up Days)

Antigo - July 11-15 at Antigo Public Library, 617 Clermont Street, Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tomahawk - July 22 at American Legion Lounge Post 93, 327 W. Wisconsin Ave, 9 a.m.-evening

Crandon - July 29 at American Legion Forest Post 94, 110 Madison Street, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (during Kentuck Day)

Wisconsin Remembers is a project of Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Television and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Wisconsin was just the fifth state in the nation to find a photo for every resident listed on the Wall. The images will help tell the story of the men and women who are listed on the Wall as part of a new Education Center the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is building on the National Mall, the release states.

The local woman's club enlisted assistance from: VFW Post 3143 Rhinelander; Amercian Legion Sylvan Post #44 Wabeno; American Legion Post 3 Antigo; American Legion Lounge Post 93 Tomahawk; American Legion Forest Post 94 Crandon; Oneida, Forest, Langlade and Lincoln Veterans Service Offices, ArtStart Rhinelander and Antigo Public Library. The club paid for costs to ship the exhibit from and back to Madison, the release states.

The GFWC-Rhinelander Woman's Club's mission is to enhance the lives of others through volunteer community service. For more information, contact Sue Bessert, GFWC-Rhinelander Woman's Club at (715) 473-4603 or bbessert@centurytel.net or at www.wpr.org/veterans.





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