MADISON (WKOW) -- The Vietnam War is a time in our history that continues to impact our current culture and community.
On Tuesday, Dean Loumos, Executive Director of Housing Initiatives stopped by Wake Up Wisconsin to talk about a new exhibit.
Housing Initiatives and Overture Center for the Arts have joined forces for an insightful and moving photo exhibition, The Vietnam War and Its Lasting Impact, as we remember those who gave so much for our country and explore how this unique moment in America's history continues to affect people of all ages today.
The photography is the work of two Wisconsin Vietnam War veterans, Peter Finnegan and Bob Seitz.
Unfortunately, one of the consequences of War has been veteran homelessness. Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and County Executive Joe Parisi are committed to ending veteran homelessness in Madison by the end of this year. In the last two years, thanks to a wide-reaching community effort, Madison has decreased veteran homelessness from over 120 homeless vets to now less than 60.
“We are proud to be a part of a community effort to end veteran homelessness," said Loumos. "Of the 40 veterans we currently house, many of them are Vietnam War vets, now in their senior years continuing to face psychological and physical disabilities due to their service. We are committed to ending veteran homelessness for the good of our vets and our community.”