Samuel Rodgers sits at the PennyWar booth in the Union concourse with his daughter Margery and fellow student veterans Carlos Munoz (center) and Matthew Cade. Participants could boost their favorite service branch. (UWM Photo/Mikaila Dusenberry)
Student veteran Matthew Cade watches as a student places a dollar bill in the jar for the United States Army in hopes that it will win the title of “best branch on campus.” (UWM Photo/Mikaila Dusenberry)
Richard Clark, Vet Center outreach specialist, waits outside the VA Mobile Vet Center. The center provides a broad range of counseling, outreach and referral services to help veterans and their families successfully make post-war adjustments to civilian life. (UWM Photo/Mikaila Dusenberry)
Korean War veteran Cesar Pabon Peres holds the Congressional Gold Medal he received for serving in the 65th Infantry Regiment from Puerto Rico. Pabon Peres fought in the only Hispanic-segregated unit in the U.S. Army and was drafted while serving with the Puerto Rico National Guard and sent to Korea. (UWM photo/Elora Hennessey)
Korean War veteran Cesar Pabon Peres poses with Jayne Holland (left), assistant director of community outreach for UWM’s Military and Veterans Resource Center, and Yolanda Medina, director of MAVRC, at the Fifth Annual Military and Veterans Ball. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Former U.S. Marine Harold Blye and his wife, Kimberly Blye, take time for a photo at the Military and Veterans Ball. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Kimberly Stuart, U.S. Air Force veteran and Wisconsin Air National Guard retiree, stands next to the Missing Man Table. The table is a place of honor, set up in memory of fallen or missing military servicemembers. Stuart is pursuing a master’s degree at UWM in nonprofit management and leadership. She also serves as executive director of a local all-volunteer nonprofit organization, Veterans for Diversity Inc. (UWM photo/Elora Hennessey)
Campus and community leaders serve a complimentary brunch to military service members, veterans and their supporters in recognition of the sacrifices made. (UWM photo/Mikaila Dusenberry)
Salutes to the flag precede the brunch for veterans. (UWM photo/ Mikaila Dusenberry)
UWM honored its students who are veterans or still serving in the military with more than a week’s worth of activities leading up to Veterans Day Nov. 12.
UWM has more than 1,000 veterans and members of the military on campus, making it a leader in the Midwest in educating veterans and service members.
The events, ranging from a formal military ball to a brunch dispensed by dignitaries, are organized by UWM’s Military and Veterans Resource Center.