Honoring Our Heroes
Though the Walker administration makes a point of thanking Wisconsin's finest, we can never say it often enough. Every day, Wisconsin’s sons and daughters step forward to defend the nation and her freedoms from those who would do her harm. They do so in a proud tradition that stretches back across the state’s history. From send-off ceremonies wishing our departing troops godspeed to homecoming ceremonies upon their return, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch represents all of Wisconsin when she expresses support for these troops and their loved ones.
As the leading force behind Governor Walker's proclamation of 2012 as "The Year of the Veteran", Lt. Governor Kleefisch is equally committed to championing veterans. From the greatest generation to those returning home from the Global War on Terror, all veterans deserve honor and respect from their communities and state government. Since this initiative, Wisconsin has seen unemployment among members of the Air and Army National Guard drop from 10.1% to 5.1%.
Just as soldiers protect freedoms abroad, first responders put their lives on the line here at home to keep their communities safe and strong. Law enforcement, fire fighters, and others wear the uniform as a sign of their commitment to public service. The Walker administration has prioritized public safety by funding the tools they need to do their jobs safely and effectively. Wisconsin says thank you to her many heroes for their service and sacrifice, and all they do to make Wisconsin a better, safer place to live.