Since the very beginning, our building Memorial Union has served as a memorial to University of Wisconsin-Madison service members. Etched in the stone at the building’s entrance is the following: “Erected and Dedicated to the Memory of the Men and Women of the University of Wisconsin Who Served in our Country’s Wars.”
Since 2018, on Veterans Day, our team has acknowledged our country’s service members, including UW-Madison students and alumni who have served, in different ways; this year, the Union team did so with red, white and blue lights as well as a 30-foot inflatable Lady Liberty torch replica at Memorial Union. Mark Guthier, the associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Wisconsin Union director, also shared a message for service members and veterans. Click here to read the message. In this story, we’ll share you with some service members-related photos from our past, including images of our recent Veterans Day display.
The University Veteran Services at UW-Madison champions our military-connected students by providing vital assistance with navigating and accessing military benefits and connections to a community that shares and understands their life experiences. Click here to donate to support veterans services at UW-Madison.