2018 Welcome Home Event: The Post 9/11 Veteran Story

September 13, 2018

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is pleased to partner with the Madison VA Hospital, Transition and Care Management Team to host the 2018 Post-9/11 Veteran Welcome Home Event. This year’s Welcome Home Event will provide Veterans an opportunity to learn about a variety of exciting resources to help capture, express or document their stories. Veterans will also have the opportunity to learn about VA healthcare, benefits, and resources.

Featured Presenters include:

  • Yvette Pino – OIF Army Veteran, Founder of  the Veteran Print Project & Wisconsin Veterans Museum Traveling Art Exhibit Coordinator
  • Ellen Brooks –  Oral Historian for the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Oral History Program
  • Erin Celello –  UW-Whitewater Creative Writing Professor and Author. Founder of an English Composition course intended for veterans, ROTC members and military family members and Tutor for the Veterans Writing Project.
  • Thor Ringler – VA Marriage and Family Therapist and Founder of My Life, My Story: A VA program that interviews Veterans about their lives and experiences.

Other Resources that will be available:

  • VA Hospital, Transition and Care Management Team: Serves Post 9/11 Veterans and are proud to assist, advocate and connect veterans to VA healthcare services, benefits and resources.
  • Team RWB, Madison Chapter: “Enriching the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity”

This event is free and open to anyone who served post-9/11. Registration is free. Register below!

Questions? Contact Ellen Brooks, ellen.brooks@dva.wisconsin.gov, 608.261.0537


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