By Tim Kowols
Even though it will not live up to the billing as “the war to end all wars,” Door County Veterans Day ceremonies will highlight the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. A special tribute will take place on Washington Island where the life of Sergeant Charles E. Gislason will be remembered. The island resident fought in World War I and is one of two namesakes for American Legion Post 402. Even though Gislason is long gone, Door County Veterans Service Officer Scott McFarlane says he and other departed veterans are still important to remember.
The Washington Island ceremony will take place Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center. Sturgeon Bay High School will be the site of the Veterans Day ceremony on the mainland beginning at 10 a.m. and will feature retired Colonel and former Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs John A. Scocos.