Did you know that when first built in 1881 Ward Memorial Hall was not a theater? It was a two-story hall with a post office, restaurant, and railroad depot on the first floor and an amusement hall and small stage on the second floor. Learn more at the WSSAS’ National Soldier’s Home Historic District website.
‘Dinner’s on me’ By Troy Laack
Freeman Staff WAUKESHA – Iraqi war veteran Gest Wangsness filled a grocery cart with frozen dinners Friday that he promptly donated to the Salvation Army to help his fellow comrades and to bring about more awareness of the plight of homeless veterans. “One thing I learned while I was a soldier is once a soldier, always a soldier and I still live by the Army values – I’ll never quit, I’ll never accept defeat, I’ll never leave a fallen comrade a
The January 13th Milwaukee Business Journal included an excellent feature on Ted Lasser, an Air Force veteran and entrepreneur. Ted has combined his experience as a veteran and entrepreneur to serve as executive director of Veteran Entrepreneurial Transfer Inc. (VETransfer). VETransfer is a business incubator and accelerator dedicated to veteran business owners. To read more from the Business Journal, click here. You can also follow VETransfer on Twitter and check out its web
The West Side Soldiers Aid Society (S.A.S.) has launched a new website dedicated to Milwaukee’s National Soldier’s Home Historic District. The site is a service to the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center and is managed and funded by the West Side S.A.S. Check it out here for an in-depth look into the history of and updates regarding Milwaukee’s Soldiers Home Historic District.