Veterans Day at Madison College


Sierra Brunner

Christopher Kolakwoski of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs was one of the speakers at Madison College’s Veterans Day event.

Kaleia Lawrence, Editor in Chief

A Veteran Day event at Madison College on Nov. 11 honored all veterans and recognized the impact that the United States military has had on different communities.  

The Madison College Native American Association, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, Veteran Resource Services and the Ho-Chunk Nation all worked together to put the event together.  

Speakers included Janine Johnson Wilson, Retention Initiatives and Student Engagement and Veteran Resource Services Director, Christopher Kolakwoski, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and Wisconsin Veterans Museum Director, Rep. Conroy Greendeer, Jr. Ho-Chunk Nation District 2 Legislator, and Dr. Jack Daniels, Madison College President. Additional speakers were Allan Locia, Marty Richards and Katie Ackley.  

During the ceremony, all veterans in attendance were given certificates. 

The ceremony was concluded with a song to retire the flags and a travelling song.