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Hometown Hero

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This week the Wisconsin State Assembly honored Willard Weiss as a Hometown Hero for his dedication to the Columbus Community Veteran’s Memorial. He both designed and developed the site, and voluntarily maintains it. Willard Weiss served in the Army and Army National Guard and served during the Korean Conflict, Berlin Conflict, and the Cuban Missile Crisi. He retired from the military after more than 20 years of service. Willard represents the best of Wisconsin; a man who has served his country and continues to serve his community and care for his family. He has dedicated his life to memorializing our community’s veterans – as the memorial reads “Lest we forget that freedom is not free.”

Two of his children, and two of his grandchildren have followed in his footsteps in serving their country. Willard was nominated to be a Hometown Hero by his daughter, Shelley. He was joined at the ceremony here at the Capitol by his wife, daughters, grandchild and great-grandchild.


If you have someone you would like to nominate as a Hometown Hero, click here to fill out the form.

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Thanks for Coming!  

Thank you to those of you who attended the Listening Sessions in Bristol and Watertown this week with Senator Fitzgerald and myself. It was great to hear what issues are concerning you as we work out our state’s biennial budget. It was great to see such a good crowd!


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