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Honoring Veterans in the Midwest Region

Monday, November 11, 2013 is Veterans Day—a noteworthy holiday. Originally called Armistice Day, the name of the holiday was changed to Veterans Day in the United States after World War II. On Veterans Day we have an opportunity to pause and reflect on the sacrifice our veterans have made for us.

Even after veterans take off the uniform, they continue to apply the skills and experience they developed in the military toward a life of service here at home. Many of them have chosen to bring their skills here to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. For their service, and the talent they bring to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, on behalf of the entire Midwest Region, we say thank you!

A few of the veterans who have chosen to work in the Midwest Region are highlighted here.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit

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