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Zablocki VA Medical Center Celebrates 150th Anniversary

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This week marks the 150th anniversary of the facility that is known today as the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. It was established in the wake of the Civil War and was one of the first in the country to serve convalescing veterans.

"Folks in this country have always been very patriotic and very supportive of those who, candidly, we put in harms way to protect our freedoms," says Dr. Dan Zomcheck, the medical director of the Zablocki VA Medical Center. 

He continues, "I think folks at the time saw that there were people who fought for those freedoms and came back and had consequences as a result of what they did, and weren't always cared for." 

The 250-acre site in Milwaukee is largely open to the public during a community celebration in honor the anniversary. 

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Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.