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What does it mean to be Champions of Freedom? We asked the community to nominate veterans, nurses, first responders, teachers — anyone who has made an impact on Milwaukee in support of the veteran community.
Look up “veteran advocate” in the dictionary and you will see a photo of Vietnam Veteran George Banda. He has a Purple Heart and Silver Star and has dedicated his life to advancing causes for Latino veterans. We are also proud to have had him serve on the War Memorial Center Board of Trustees.
Doris was tapped by the Department of Defense to fly to Washington, D.C. to speak about helping veterans deal with transitions. Forty plus years in the business, she is still providing these resources to veterans in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas.
After 20 year in the U.S. Army working in the 452nd Combat Support Hospital, Lori was tasked to become
a Family Readiness Leader (FRL) during her husband’s service. She become known as the “FRL Mother” to countless other Milwaukee military families dealing with deployments and other issues.
When the Rogers accepted their Freedom Fellow award at the War Memorial Center on the evening of the July 3rd Fireworks, Danielle had just returned from her deployment with the U.S. Navy. As the mother of four young children (the youngest only months old when she deployed), her husband Sam held down the fort while she served. Sam is
a veteran of the U.S. Army with multiple combat tours in Afghanistan. He works to advance veteran-centric policies at both the state and federal level.

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