Milwaukee County War Memorial

About The War Memorial Center

The War Memorial Center is Wisconsin’s most visible memorial to all those who have served in the U.S. Armed Services, and is committed to furthering a single, solemn mission:

“To Honor the Dead by Serving the Living.”

Honoring The Fallen …

Dedicated on Veterans Day 1957 and designated a Milwaukee Landmark in 1974, The War Memorial Center is the stunning architectural achievement of renowned Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, whose work also included the St. Louis Gateway Arch, New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. Most importantly, Saarinen’s design and the memorials throughout the facility stand as a lasting testament to those who lost their lives defending the freedoms that we all cherish.

Serving the Living …

In addition to standing as a testament to those whose made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, the War Memorial Center’s  is also a premier location for indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions, formal banquets and business meetings of all kinds. If you would like to explore hosting your event at the Center, please contact us or browse the Weddings and Rentals section our our Web site.

Preserving the Past by Building for the Future …

As the War Memorial Center has aged,  maintenance and repairs challenges have mounted.

Operation Renew was initiated in 2014 to raise needed funds to, not only meet these pressing challenges, but to evolve the original architectural design and preserve the War Memorial Center as both a national model of design excellence, and, most importantly, as a place where future generations will be able to honor family members, friends and other in the community who died in the service of our country.

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