The University of Wisconsin-Superior and Douglas County host the fifth annual free Veterans Expo 3-7 p.m. April 24 in the Yellowjacket Union Great Room, 1605 Catlin Ave.

The evening includes presentations from the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center. Remarks will be made by Superior Mayor Jim Paine and UWS Chancellor Renée Wacher. The keynote will be made by Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Daniel J. Zimmerman.

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"This event brings together many of our veteran community leaders," said Monte Stewart, Veteran and Non-Traditional Student Services coordinator at UWS. "It is a great occasion for those looking to get involved with other veterans or organizations, or learn about specific services."

This free event is an annual resource, benefit and education fair for Superior, Douglas County and Duluth area veterans and their families. More than 50 local, state and federal agencies that serve veterans and others will attend.

"There are services available to all veterans, from those still serving to the veterans who have been retired for many years," said Stewart. "If you're looking to get connected to the veteran community in the Twin Ports region, this event is the way to accomplish that. There are many organizations that offer a variety of services. I've never had someone leave the Veterans Expo saying they didn't learn about another opportunity or service that they didn't realize was available to them."

Free refreshments and parking are available. Donations of non-perishable food items to the Yellowjacket Food Pantry will be accepted. For information, contact (715) 394-8406 or