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Memoir by local veteran, A Lucky, Lucky Man x 12

November 11, 2017

Announcing the book release of local veteran, Jim Foseid’s memoir, A Lucky, Lucky Man x 12.

We received our copy today, right in time for Veteran’s Day.

Inspiration to document his own story came to Foseid after attending our Veteran’s Day Brunch last year.

An except from the forward,

“We were all brought up being very patriotic. Our country was at war at the time, and we did what we thought was the right thing to do: stick up for your country. My brother Tom was a radio operator in Da Nang. My brother Mark was in the Marine Corps Reserves. Mike had been in the Navy for Bay of Pigs, too … I went into the service on September 17, 1967.” 

To download the memoir (as a pdf) simply click on the following link:

Please enjoy the work of this beautiful memoir.  Thank you!

Carey Cress Fose

Thanking Our Veterans with Free Brunch and Fellowship

October 30, 2017

Please join us in supporting our local veterans by attending a free Veterans Day Appreciation Brunch at the Cress Center, on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6021 University Avenue, Madison, WI.

All are welcome…Veterans, active and non-active duty personnel, family, friends, neighbors and community members!

All attendees will be served with a warm meal, friendship and a time to gather around the flag.  Meal time begins at 8:30am; Mail Call at 10:00am; assembling for the Flag Raising Ceremony, at 10:30am.

The Flag Raising Ceremony is a special time of respect and honor.  Celebrate our wonderful flag and the Veterans who endured so much while defending freedom at home and around the globe.  The ceremony will be conducted by the Waunakee American Legion Post 360.

How can we show appreciation on or around Veterans Day? 

Attend an event in your area, like the Cress Veterans Appreciation Brunch!

Fly a flag or attend the Flag Raising Ceremony at the Cress Veterans Appreciation Brunch!

Ask someone about their service, possibly, while you enjoy a hot brunch with Veterans at the Cress Veterans Appreciation Brunch!

Write a note or email that recognizes their service to our country that can be shared with a Veteran at the Cress Veterans Appreciation Brunch!

Let’s make it a great day of recognition for those special people and their family’s, who served honorably in the military and answered the call for duty to our country, the United States of America! 

Please attend and RSVP at 608-238-8406; Space is limited so call by Friday, November 10th.  Thank you!

Carey Cress Fose

For an extra treat this Veteran’s Day, check out the beautiful memoir, Lucky, Lucky Man x 12, written by local veteran, Jim Foseid, about his time serving in Vietnam.

Memorable Moments from Summer

September 29, 2017

On July 22, 2017 the William “Sonny” Simon Post 8216 dedicated the Middleton Community Veterans Tribute to the people of Middleton, Wisconsin.



MIDDLETON (WKOW) — The Middleton community has a new place to honor our local veterans.

VFW Post 8216 unveiled the new Middleton Community Veterans’ Tribute Saturday morning at Lakeview Park. The memorial was built as a thank you to those who have served our country.

Service members say it’s the perfect place to quietly honor our local heroes.

“This is a moving tribute for those who already have a deep connection to the sacrifices of military service and for them this is a place of solitude, quiet reflection, a place they can be alone with their thoughts,” says Lt. John Hall, with the U.S. Army Reserve.

You can buy a brick to pay tribute to a service member and help pay for the memorial.

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Do You Know A Child Who’s Grieving?

April 27, 2017

Agrace offering free grief support groups for children 5 to 18. 

Kids Grief Support Group is a five-week support group series for children 5 through 18 who are grieving a death.

Children are resilient, but they need opportunities to discuss their feelings and talk about the person who died. This group gives them the chance to find comfort through meeting other kids who have been through a similar loss. They also participate in activities and projects that encourage self-expression.

All are welcome:  Children are welcome to join this free grief support group even if the person who died was not an Agrace patient.

MADISON Campus:  Agrace HospiceCare, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg

Thursdays, May 25 – June 22, 2017; 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

If you are interested in registering, call Madison – Jessie (608) 327-7135  or visit their website,



Let’s Get The Conversation Started

April 20, 2017

Be Our Guest to Learn More about Advance Planning

for Funeral and Cremation Services

Tuesday, April 25 at 12:00pm at 5100 Bar & Grill,  5100 Erling Ave, McFarland, WI


Thursday, April 27 at 11:30am at Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub, 1262 John Q. Hammons Dr, Madison, WI



Please call to reserve your meal, at no cost to you.  Seating and reservations are limited.

RSVP by calling 608-238-3434 or email:


Darrin Kolka and Heather Holy

Advance Planning Specialists


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