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Kenosha Vet: World Not Yet At Peace, Military Must Remain Ready

Veterans Day Gatherings Across Wisconsin Bring Discussions Of War

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Veterans Day ceremonies were held in some Wisconsin communities Friday ahead of Saturday’s official holiday.

Kenosha County Veterans Service Officer Ali Nelson was a featured speaker Friday morning at an event at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in Union Grove.

Nelson said he’s proud the U.S. military has fought to retain freedoms. He said the world is not yet at peace and the armed forces have to be ready for potential conflicts.

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“You get out of one war, and you get prepared for another war. So, conflict’s a thing we’re gonna deal with,” Nelson said. “America’s a great nation and strong nation. A lot of small countries look to us to protect them from enemies that might do them harm.”

More Veterans Day ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday.

Saturday night at Milwaukee City Hall, peace and justice organizations will present an Armistice Day program that is scheduled to include a veteran’s reflections on the cost of war.

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