The nation commemorates Veteran’s Day this Friday, Nov. 11 and Wisconsin’s student-athletes started the week observing the holiday early by spending time with veterans playing bingo and sharing stories.
Tuesday, student-athletes visited the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7591 to participate in their weekly Tuesday night bingo game that is open to the public. Student-athletes help sell raffle tickets for prizes for everyone who attended, in addition to calling out the winning numbers and awarding the bingo winners.
The night was filled with happy spirits and big winners.
“The turnout of people who came out tonight to play bingo is amazing, said Angela Morrow, a UW sophomore softball pitcher. “With all that’s happening tonight with the election, it’s great to see them here smiling and cheering each other on!”
Wednesday morning, student-athletes visited with veterans at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. During the visit, veterans shared life experiences and words of advice with the student-athletes.
“This was really nice, being able to come out and thank the veterans for serving our country,” said Nica Wardell, a sophomore women’s rower.
“I loved how willing they were to share their life stories with us and how excited they were in wanting to learn about me and the other student-athletes.”
We give honor to our veterans, to all the brave men and women of our armed forces whether at home or abroad, active duty, reserves, or retired, we salute you!