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July 3, 2022 Was a long busy day
The KAVV handed out over 700 American Flags before and during the parade, and represented themselves on one of Kenosha’s trolly’s. We rounded out the day as the Color Guard for that evenings Kenosha Kingfish Game!
Blessing of the Fleet 2022
After the service, Parading of the colors, rifle salute and taps, the Kenosha Yacht Club served breakfast.
KAVV Honor Guard on Memorial Day 2022
The KAVV Honor Guard’s annual memorial day presentation. The KAVV reads the names of all veteran’s who were killed in battle and reads the names of Kenosha’s sons and daughters that have died in battle since the Vietnam War.
Earlier The KAVV Honor Guard presents colors for The American Legion, Kenosha Post 21 during their Memorial Day Service in Greenwood Cemetery.
After we left Library Park, we went to VFW Post 1865 as an Honor Guard at their Flag Retirement Ceremony. (Any Photos out there?)
Rich Bowker, Tim Green, Bob Marion, Tom Visintainer, and Paul Ciarelli rounded out the (long) day as a Color Guard during the Kenosha Kingfish Game.
Funeral Honors at Wolfenbüttel Park
Sunday May 29th the KAVV Honor Guard performed Funeral Honors. It was a beautiful day, but still a bit chilly for May.
KAVV Honors Retiring Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser
The Kenosha County Veterans Service Office held a Retirement Ceremony at The American Legion Post 21 for Outgoing County Executive Jim Kreuser. It was attended by many county veteran groups. The KAVV Posted Colors. Jim Kreuser treated the KAVV Very well during his tenure.
Remembering Kenosha’s Lost Son’s on Vietnam Remembrance Day, March 29, 2022
Ingram Park, Pleasant Prairie, WI – Memorials and our nations colors flying over memorial trees planted in honor of each of the Kenosha County service men who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. The Flagpole, trees, and markers Were provided by the KAVV.
KAVV Attends Heroes Cafe Salute to Vietnam Veterans
The Heroes Cafe tipped their hat to local Vietnam Veterans in honor of Vietnam Veterans Day, March 29, 2022. The KAVV was out in force! Thanks Anne and the rest of the HC Staff for all they do for the KAVV and all local veterans. Oh, and thanks for the doughnuts too!
Special Days for March 2022
March 25, 9:00 AM – Heroes Cafe – Caps & Coats only
March 29, 11:30 AM – Mission BBQ Color Guard for Vietnam Veterans Day
KAVV Out In Force
Once in a while, we get more people than equipment. March 12, 2022 was one of those days. Larry Olle even showed up after the picture was taken! It was another cold one, but the total was 14. Hope you are having fun in the sun Roy!
Also, Long time KAVV Member Jim Rossman is now a member of the Honor Guard. Welcome!
Rich Willoughby Still Answering the Call
Last night, Rich Willoughby, a former Navy Corpsman, answered the calls of guests at the funeral we were guarding for someone with medical experience. Rich rodger’d up and followed them to a woman who was having a seizure. With his experience, he was able to provide instruction and comfort to the other guests while awaiting the ambulance. Other members of the KAVV helped out by directing the ambulance and clearing a path in the snow. The woman came out of the seizure very much ok. Glad you are part of the team Rich!
Tom Visintainer named Kenosha Hometown Hero for 4th Qtr 2021
Most Vets know how much Woody gives to the community, but now so does everybody else. You can check out the Kenosha News article here: Kenosha News
Upadate: January 31st, 2022 Woody was selected as the 2021 Hometown Hero of the Year!