Press Release: Gov. Evers, Evers Administration Honor Wisconsin’s Veterans on Veterans Day

Office of Governor Tony Evers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 11, 2021
Gov. Evers, Evers Administration Honor Wisconsin’s Veterans on Veterans Day

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today, together with Evers Administration cabinet members, recognized and celebrated Veterans Day with a video message honoring veterans and their families and reaffirming the state’s commitment to supporting Wisconsin’s nearly 343,000 veterans and their loved ones who have sacrificed much in service to the state and country.

Additionally, Gov. Evers today also proclaimed Nov. 11, 2021, as “Veterans Day” in Wisconsin. A copy of the governor’s Veterans Day proclamation is available here.

The Evers Administration is committed to ensuring that Wisconsin veterans have the tools and resources to thrive in their civilian lives. To learn more about resources and services available to veterans and their families in Wisconsin, visit the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs website.

The Evers Administration’s video message can be found on the governor’s YouTube channel. The message was also shared as a weekly radio address. The audio file of the radio address is available here, and a transcript of the messages is below.

Hello, Wisconsin!

I’m Major General Paul Knapp...I’m Secretary Amundson from the Department of Children and Families...From the Wisconsin Department of Transportation...From the Wisconsin Department of Administration...Your Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources...Secretary at the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs...and I’m Governor Tony Evers.

Today, we’re honoring Veterans Day and all of the brave folks who’ve sacrificed and served our country.

Every day—but especially today—we pay respects to those who have served in our armed forces as well as those serving right here in Wisconsin and abroad even today.

We also reflect on how we can give back to our veterans, and how we can support you as you’ve supported us.

In Wisconsin, no one carries their burdens alone, and our state has resources to help our heroes and the families that have sacrificed alongside of them.

Supporting access to healthcare, including mental and behavioral health, finding a civilian job at a Wisconsin employer—maybe in a field that requires a license—starting or supporting your own small business, or even your own Wisconsin family farm—we’re here to help support all those who’ve sacrificed, just as we honor you and your family’s service today.

So, on behalf of the state of Wisconsin...on behalf of the Department of Military Affairs...on behalf of the Department of Corrections...I want to say thank you, thank you, thank you....Thank you, Veterans...Thank you, Veterans...Thank you for your service...Thank you for all you do...Happy Veterans Day!...

Thank you. Happy Veterans Day!