Subscribe | E-Editions | River News 75 | Super Shopper - FREE | About Us | Contact Us | FREE Classified Items Under $50
The Northwoods River News | Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Flanders Realty Group

home : community : community news July 21, 2017

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 or at

Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, and meet the comment guidelines (see "Comment Guidelines" at right). There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number and email address is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Advanced Search
search sponsored by

Subscription Login

Today's Circulars
Print-N-Save Coupons
Order photo reprints

Advertising Information

Community Connections
Submit to Newspaper...

Ced Vig's books for sale
Kris Gilbertson's 'I Recall...'

Marshfield Clinic - 1

Facebook | All Things | Wisconsin Lottery | The Lakeland Times - affiliate | Winter Road Conditions | Snow/Trail Conditions

The Northwoods River News | Walker Communications, LLC
232 S. Courtney Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501 | Office (715) 365-6397 | Fax (715) 365-6361

Corporate billing office: The Lakeland Times / Lakeland Printing Inc. | P.O. Box 790, Minocqua, WI 54548 | (715) 356-5236 | Fax (715) 358-2121
Members of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Wisconsin Community Papers, Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce, Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce

Site Design and Content | Copyright 2017 1up!

Software © 1998-2017 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved