NEILLSVILLE, Wis. — February 1, 2018 — Associated Bank branches across the footprint are donating to their local American Legion Post to show support for veterans.
The effort dates back to November where 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 the American Legion Post as well as community members wanting to contribute to the displays.
The branches with the top displays received $1,000 to donate to their local American Legion Post:
Green Bay Associated Center
Check presentations are taking place with corresponding American Legion Post chapters in January and February.
“Each year we invite the community to share veteran memorabilia and stories of their heroic journeys,” said Melissa Sinha, Neillsville branch manager. “The nostalgic displays we’ve been able to create have brought some customers to tears as they reflected on their personal experiences.”
The Neillsville branch display consisted of uniforms, boots, honorable awards and badges and a practice bomb from the local American Legion Post. They were also honored to host a military vehicle in their parking lot for a day, courtesy of the Armory and Highground Memorial.
The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veteran’s service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism.
This was the fifth year Associated Bank held this event. Associated Bank is committed to supporting veterans and military personnel within our business as well as our communities. View more about our veteran and military benefits at http://careers.associatedbank.com/veteransandinstructions.aspx.
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Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) has total assets of $30 billion and is one of the top 50 publicly traded U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services from over 200 banking locations serving more than 100 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. Associated Bank, N.A. is an Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.associatedbank.com.
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