Associated Bank branches across Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois have made donations to their local veterans’ organizations to show support for veterans.

Throughout November, Associated Bank branches displayed photos and military mementos in their lobbies to honor our country’s veterans and active-duty military personnel around Veteran’s Day. Items were borrowed from community members wanting to contribute to the displays.

The branches with the top displays received $1,000 to donate to their local veterans’ organization. Those branches were located in Weston, WI, Baldwin, WI, Slinger, WI, Green Bay, WI (Fisk location on W. Mason Street), and Howard, WI.

A check presentation ceremony took place with American Veterans (AMVETS) Post 57 at the Associated Bank branch in Howard on Thursday, December 13th.

“Each year we invite the community to share veteran memorabilia and stories of their heroic journeys,” said Ashley Bloom, Howard senior branch manager. “The nostalgic displays have allowed us to support and thank our veterans for their time served and the sacrifices they’ve made for our country.”

The Howard branch display consisted of uniforms, helmets, photos, honorable awards and badges and more.

AMVETS is the nation’s most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization, representing the interests of 20 million veterans. AMVETS is open to and fighting for all who honorably served in the United States military, including the Reserve and Guard. With more than 250,000 members nationwide, AMVETS is veterans serving veterans.

This was the sixth year Associated Bank held this event. Associated Bank is committed to supporting veterans and military personnel within our business as well as our communities.