Veterans Day http://wxpr.org en The Ocean Epic of Walter Wendt http://wxpr.org/post/ocean-epic-walter-wendt <p>On Veterans Day, we remember the service of veterans from many wars. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Walter Wendt served six and a half years in the Navy in World War II.&nbsp; He was onboard the ship the Helena&nbsp;when it was hit by a torpedo during the attack on Pearl Harbor.&nbsp; </span>WXPR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Natalie </span>Jablonski<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talked with 95-year-old Wendt at his neighbor’s home in </span>McNaughton<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Wisconsin.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10453 at http://wxpr.org The Ocean Epic of Walter Wendt Veterans Day Honors Those In Service http://wxpr.org/post/veterans-day-honors-those-service <p>It's Veterans Day, the day set aside to honor all who have served our country in the military.</p><p>A truce was declared on November 11, 1918 which halted World War I hostilities. The next year, President Wilson declared November 11 as "Armistice Day" to remember the Great War. After Congress officially recognized the day as a holiday in 1938, it was renamed "Veterans Day" in 1954 to bring in the veterans from World War II and Korea.</p><p>Vilas County Veterans Service Officer Michael Biszak says the sacrifices veterans endure should be remembered...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 10463 at http://wxpr.org Veterans Day Honors Those In Service Fees Waived In National Forests For Veterans Weekend http://wxpr.org/post/fees-waived-national-forests-veterans-weekend <p>The Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites this weekend in honor of Veterans Day.</p><p>This is the fourth year the Forest Service is waiving fees says spokesperson David Melancon...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p><blockquote><p><i><u>"....we've been waiving fees for Veterans Day and a couple other major holidays for many years now and it's basically one way for the Forest Service to say thank you to our veterans..."</u></i></p></blockquote><p>The fees are also waived for non-veterans.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:50:53 +0000 Ken Krall 10392 at http://wxpr.org Fees Waived In National Forests For Veterans Weekend