Coulee Region Veterans Week


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What is the Coulee Region Veterans Week?

CRVW is a community effort to unite and celebrate.  The CRVW is a week of various engaging events hosted at locations across the Coulee Region.  A group of community, business, university, and veteran leaders from across the Coulee Region have come together to organize the week of events.  

CRVW Goals
  • Create a week of celebration and engagement
  • Create opportunities for community members to connect
  • Be inclusive to all community members.
  • Create a sustainable and lasting event to highlight veterans in our communities.


Presentation of flags at event

Looking for more information?  Email us at or follow us on Facebook for updates!  

Want to help? We're looking for volunteers to help us host events, donations, and continuously seeking people passionate about serving our veterans and our community.  Email us at the address above to connect further! 

We are sponsored by La Crosse Area Veterans Mentor Program, a 501 (c)3.  We can accept charitable donations!

Scan the QR Code below with your smartphone or CLICK HERE to register for events throughout the week!

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Coulee Region Veterans Week 2019 Events

Friday, Nov. 8
Event: Habitat for Humanity Veterans Build Groundbreaking
  • Time: 3-5 p.m.
  • Location: Corner of Hood and 10th streets
  • Join us to celebrate this brand new initiative from Habitat for Humanity.  We will have a brief address from various stakeholders and get to meet the veteran family who will be living in the house upon completion.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Event: Habitat for Humanity Veteran Build Day
  • Time: 8 a.m.-noon or 11 a.m.-3 p.m., half-day shifts with lunch provided
  • Location: 1608 Prospect St, La Crosse
  • More Info: Because there was a delay in demolition at our veteran location, we will be working on our gut rehab project on Prospect.
Event: Veterans Day Almost 5K
  • Time: 9 a.m.
  • Location: La Crosse Veterans Center, 20 Copeland Ave., La Crosse 
  • More Info: Sign up by contacting the Vet Center at 608-782-4403
Event: Veteran Tailgate: UW-L v. UW-Eau Claire 
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Location: UW-L Veterans Stadium Parking Lot
  • More Info: Free hotdogs and burgers for veterans!
Event: UW-L v. UW-Eau Claire Football Game - Honoring Veterans
  • Time: 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: UW-L Veterans Stadium
  • More Info: Free admission for veterans.  View military equipment display provided by the Wisconsin National Guard!
Monday, Nov. 11
Event: Veterans Breakfast
  • Time: 8 a.m.
  • Location: UW-L Mitchell Hall, 1820 Pine St
  • More Info: Free breakfast for veterans, served by UW-L student-athletes.  Donations benefit Freedom Honor Flight.
Event: Hall of Honor Re-Dedication Ceremony
  • Time: 9:45 a.m.
  • Location: UW-L Hall of Honor - UW-L football stadium entrance
  • More Info: Re-dedicate the hall and revitalize the mission of the hall to thank, honor, and celebrate veterans.
Event: Veterans Day Remembrance Service and Lunch
  • Time: 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: San Damiano Chapel, Viterbo University, 999 Franciscan Way
  • More Info: Special veterans service led by Fr. Conrad Targonski (retired Navy chaplain) with an address from Brigadier General John C. Hanley (U.S. Army-Retired)
Event: Bringing the Highground Veterans Memorial Park to La Crosse
  • Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Lunda Center, Western Technical College, 319 Seventh St. N., La Crosse
  • More Info: Presentation by Highground Executive Director Jon Weiler featuring a drone flyover of the memorial park and display of historic military items. 
Tuesday, Nov. 12
Event: "Almost Sunrise" film screening, followed by Q&A with Anthony Anderson
  • Time: 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: UW-L Student Union Theater, 521 East Ave. N.
  • More Info: Free admission. For more information, contact UW-L at 608-785-8751
Thursday, Nov. 14
    Event: Presentation by Sergeant First Class Mike Mesmer
    • Time: 6 p.m.
    • Location: San Damiano Chapel, Viterbo University, 999 Franciscan Way
    • More Info: Hear stories, inspiration, and words of wisdom from Sergeant Mesmer (US Army-retired)
    Friday, Nov. 15
    Event: YMCA Military Family Day
    • Location:  Houser YMCA in Onalaska (400 Mason St.)
      • Program: Family Fit Fun with Shelly L in Fitness Studio A
        • Time: 10:30-11:15 a.m.
      • Program: Zumba for Families with Brooke B in Fitness Studio B
        • Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    • Location:  Dahl YMCA in La Crosse (1140 Main St.)
      • Program: Family Yoga with Cheryl N in Fitness Studio
        • Time: 5-5:35 p.m.
    Saturday, Nov. 16
    Event: Veteran Community Service Project
    • Time: Two shifts available - 8 a.m.-noon and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Location: 611 Adams St.
    • More Info: This is a chance for veterans to give back to the community and get out to do some active volunteering together.  One group will be demoing at a rehab house on Adams Street and the other group will be making benches at the same location.  After the benches are made, Habitat will work with student groups to paint/decorate.  The benches will be sold to help raise funds for the veteran house.  CLICK HERE to register/reserve your space today.