In honor of Veterans Day, Waukesha® Metal Products would like to say thank-you to all the brave men and women in the United States Military who have fought, and are currently fighting, for our freedom and country. As a way to show their gratitude, Waukesha® Metal Products has teamed up with the Milwaukee Bucks for a second year to honor and recognize the brave men and women who served in the United States Military with the Hardwood Homecomings Veteran Salutes Program. On Nov. 2, Waukesha® Metal Products and the Milwaukee Bucks honored Sergeant Miguel Delgado from the United States Marine Corps. Sergeant Delgado enlisted in 1999 right out of high school. In 2005 he was injured by an I.E.D and suffered from a torn femoral artery, fractured femur, a shattered heel and a traumatic brain injury. Sergeant Delgado spent 3 months in the hospital and three months in a wheel chair. Sergeant Delgado retired in 2007 and lives in Pleasant Prairie with his wife and three kids. On Nov. 9, Waukesha® Metal Products and the Milwaukee Bucks honored Specialist Travis Laprise. During the ceremony, Specialist Laprise was presented the Thomas E. Wortham IV Achievement Award by Major General Donald Dunbar as a soldier who exemplifies the legacy of 1LT Thomas Wortham IV. 1LT Thomas Wortham IV distinguished himself served as a Chicago Police Officer and Soldier in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. He deployed to Iraq twice, earning the Combat Infantrymans Badge and the Bronze Star Medal. In his Southside Chicago neighborhood, he presided over and participated in community organizations. He promoted community policing, youth membership and crime prevention. While off duty on May 20th, 2010 during an armed robbery, defending his family and himself, Thomas Wortham IV was killed. Specialist Travis Laprise exemplifies the legacy of the Thomas E. Wortham IV Achievement Award. Specialist Laprise personally mentors youth, serves as a positive role model and leader dedicated to improving the quality of life of fellow community members. SPC Laprise has volunteered many hours with community organizations, such as the March of Dimes, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Wisconsin Lions Camp. Waukesha® Metal Products is proud to have the opportunity to say thank-you to veterans for their service and welcome them home to the hardwood. The commitment and sacrifice our military has shown for this country is valued by all; their courage and dedication has not gone unnoticed and we cannot thank you enough.