Saturday, December 9, 2023
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Wisconsin VFW Centennial Celebration 1920’s Gala

VFW Department of Wisconsin is celebrating 100 years of service during its 2022 State Convention at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee.

About this event
VFW Department of Wisconsin is celebrating 100 years of service during its 2022 State Convention at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, June 7-11. The public is invited to attend and join us in some of the fun! Net proceeds of this spectacular event will go to support our Wisconsin VFW Foundation Veterans Support Fund. This fund supports Veterans and Veterans Families.

Register NOW to attend the 1920’s-themed Gala with program, 50/50 raffles, great raffle prizes, food and music from Ladies Must Swing – An 18 Piece Female Big Band from Madison, WI and Keynote Speaker, Travis Mills – Never Give Up. Never Quit.

Be sure to put together a 1920s style ensemble with Zoot Suit, Fedora and Oxford Shoes, Flapper dress, Cloche hat with T-bar shoes—“Best Dressed” awards and Dancing Competition prizes. A photo booth will be on-site. This public event promises all the fun you can fit into a few hours of excitement!

We have many tables of 10 so, get your Gala tickets today. Wisconsin businesses are encouraged to attend and send their Veteran employees as an honor to them.

VFW members, please go to to register.

Guest Speaker: Travis Mills
Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne is a recalibrated warrior, motivational speaker, actor, author and an advocate for veterans and amputees. Travis’s New York Times bestselling memoir, Tough as They Come, is currently available on sale in bookstores everywhere. Despite losing portions of both arms and legs from an IED while on active duty in Afghanistan, Travis continues to overcome life’s challenges, breaking physical barriers and defying odds.

Travis’s story has been featured on local and national news including Fox News’ Happening Now with Jenna Lee, The O’Reilly Factor with Bill O’Reilly, CNN with Barbara Starr, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Featuring Charlie Berens

Keynote Speaker: Major General John Borling
Wisconsin VFW invites ALL Vietnam Veterans to attend an event to welcome them home, honor them, and to recognize Wisconsin Hmong Lao Veterans of America. Major General John Borling will be our honored guest and Keynote speaker. Oral History Interview – Vietnam War Major General John Borling (

Featuring the Jazz Band Ladies Must Swing


Jun 09 2022


5:00 pm


Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1721 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53233