Wisconsin Veterans Home at King

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Arcadia Publishing, 2004 - History - 128 pages
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The Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, Wisconsin, was incorporated in 1887 by the Wisconsin Department of the Grand Army of the Republic. Initially a retirement home for Civil War veterans and their spouses, the Home slowly evolved into a health care facility as the original members aged and new veterans arrived from World War I. Images within Wisconsin Veterans Home at King allow the reader to experience the early grandeur of the old Home. Some original buildings still exist today, and the Home currently cares for approximately 800 veterans and spouses.

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Kim Heltemes is a board member for the Wisconsin Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, as well as the Sergeant at Arms. As the Wisconsin Department junior vice commander for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, it was only natural for Heltemes to become interested in the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King. He has also served as the president of the King Civil War Round Table, which holds their meetings at the Home.

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