“One of the greatest things the fair has done:” On its last day, State Fair honors veterans, military members

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WEST ALLIS (WITI) -- The last day of the Wisconsin State Fair on Sunday, August 10th was dedicated to those who have served our country.

All veterans, military members, and their families received free admission to the Fair on Sunday, and were welcome to participate in a special military program at the Bank Mutual Amphitheater or the Recognition Day Parade.

Among the hundreds of people at the Wisconsin State Fair on its final day for 2014 -- there were some really special guests, and Ensley Brown was one of them.

Sunday was "Veteran and Military Appreciation Day" -- and Brown is an Army veteran. Sunday was his first day at the fair, and he was looking forward to meeting other veterans.

"It`s sort of comradeship. You get an opportunity to meet other guys who have served," Brown said.

Thomas Wyhoski has been to the fair four times this year!

"I love the fair! This is the greatest thing in the state of Wisconsin -- this fair," Wyhoski said.

On Sunday, Wyhoski brought along his brother and sister-in-law because of his 'get in for free' opportunity.

"I think that it's one of the greatest things the fair has done. I really appreciate that a lot," Wyhoski said.

Hundreds of families took part in Veteran and Military Appreciation Day at the State Fair.

"We want to share it with everyone and we want to share it with especially our military and for the people who have done so much for our country," State Fair Park CEO Rick Frenette said.

Central Park was where a lot of the action was taking place on Sunday -- from opportunities to test your strength, to opportunities to send encouraging notes to those who are serving.

Each branch of the military was represented and appreciated by fairgoers.

Also on hand on Sunday -- Governor Scott Walker.

“The Wisconsin State Fair offers all of us an opportunity to show our support for our current and future farmers, the agriculture industry, and everything great about Wisconsin, which includes our veterans and Armed Forces.  Many thanks to all of our veterans, members of the military, and your families, for your dedication and selflessness.  Your courage is always inspiring and today, we salute you," Governor Walker said.

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  • Errice

    That’s my niece Whitney Wells!!!! She is standing with a unit next to the soldier holding the flag. I’m sooooo proud of you Whitney, off to serve our country!!

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