MADISON (WKOW) -- Gov. Jim Doyle honored Wisconsin veterans both past and present outside the state capitol on Monday.
He said despite having mixed opinions about war, Wisconsinites have always honored and appreciated their men and women in uniform.
The governor also talked about a new state law that gives veterans better access to Wisconsin's universities and technical colleges.
Doyle called the bill "one of the proudest [he's] ever signed."
"When we couple the great commitment and dedication to service of our veterans with a great education, we know that we will have leaders in this state for decades and decades to come," said Doyle.
The crowd included family members of nearly 300 Madison area veterans who died this past year.