Madison honors veterans during annual program

The annual Veteran’s Day program at Madison High School had a little different look this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the message remained the same – to remember and honor those who have or who are currently serving our country.  Some Madison High School and Madison Middle School students took part in the program, but others remained in classrooms and watched the program via livestream.  

Madison High School graduate and veteran Mathew Wollmann gave the address for this year’s program.  Wollmann served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps and three years in the Army National Guard.  

Wollmann talked about joining the U.S. Marine Corps right after graduating from high school.  He said that the military is a melting pot of individuals from all over the U.S. who become family.

Wollmann, who now works as a patrolman for the Madison Police Department, said that there are many veterans who go on to continue their service in their careers.

Wollmann said that his years of service in the military are just one story.  He encouraged people to find other veterans and hear their stories, and honor them for what they have been willing to do.