On this Memoria Day, we take you on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. with a Vietnam veteran from Arbor Vitae.
A Tripoli resident found a plaque in his home that turned out to be for a veteran of World War I and World War II. We'll show you what the American Legion in Tomahawk did with the plaque to honor the veteran.
And a three thousand acre wildlife area about 10 miles west of Rhinelander is managed by the DNR, but now it's getting help to care for the land from a local sportsmen group. We'll show you how the Wisconsin River Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society is helping to preserve the area.
We'll bring you the details on these stories and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.
EAGLE RIVER - Many people see Memorial Day as the unofficial start of summer. The real meaning behind the day can get lost in all the picnics and family get-togethers
"It's not about barbecuing or any of that stuff; it's about saying thank you and mourning those who passed away for our freedom," said Commander of the Eagle River VFW Post 8637 Denny Geiseman. "Some gave it all, and they gave the ultimate sacrifice, and they should never ever be forgotten. Never."
MILWAUKEE - Police in Milwaukee are investigating separate shootings that left two people dead and 10 wounded.
The wounded include two children. The dead include a 37-year-old Milwaukee man who was shot during an argument Saturday afternoon, and a 29-year-old Milwaukee man who was shot Saturday night under circumstances that remain under investigation.
ELM GROVE, WI - Three people were injured when show ponies pulling a wagon in a Memorial Day parade in southeastern Wisconsin rushed onto a crowded sidewalk.
Authorities say a 9-year-old boy and a 58-year-old woman who were struck by the carriage Monday in Elm Grove were taken to a hospital. The boy, who is from Racine, suffered a minor cut and stomach pain. The woman, of Brookfield, suffered ankle, shoulder and head injuries.
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