Gov. Walker presents plaque to Packers in recognition of organization’s support of veterans

Posted by on November 11, 2013 – 2:47 pm

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker today presented the Green Bay Packers with a bronze plaque in recognition of the organization’s support of veterans, in recognition of Veterans Day.

The plaque, weighing nearly 100 pounds, commemorates the Packers’ commitment to Wisconsin veterans and their families, and was given to the team by Gov. Walker, Department of Veterans Affairs secretary John Scocos and Wisconsin Veterans Museum director Micheal Telzrow.

The plaque will be displayed in the Lambeau Field Atrium in a to-be-determined location.

In recent years the Packers have supported numerous projects involving the state’s veterans including donating photography to the Milo C. Huempfner veteran’s outpatient clinic in Green Bay, providing a grant to the Wisconsin Dept. of Veterans Affairs for its Medal of Honor memorial in King, Wis., arranging for players to participate in the WPS Health Insurance Pro vs. GI Joe program, recognizing one military family at each home game as part of the WPS Operation Fan Mail program and several other initiatives. In addition, current players and alumni have made visits to VA facilities around the state.


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