Milwaukee County War Memorial

Chairman Columns

An Atomic Anniversary

Seventy two years later we still face an uncertain future regarding nuclear weapons. As he did in 1945, May God steer the hand of our President.

Happy 45th Anniversary to Dave Drent!

This year the the War Memorial Center is celebrating its 60th anniversary. We are also celebrating another milestone — Executive Director David Drent’s 45th year as a member of the staff!

Remembering “Good Ole Joes”

Today, we celebrate a couple of “good ole Joes” doing their jobs to the best of their ability. Both Joes have passed but we still remember them. And America is a better place because they were here.

National Poppy Day

National Poppy Day, an annual event held by The American Legion to honor our veterans, will take place on May 26th.

Remembering The Great War

April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. Only 69-days after President Woodrow Wilson’s call “to make the world safe for democracy,” the first American troops departed for France. It was the first time we had sent our troops “over there,” the world stage.

On the Road with Chairman Pete

A few weeks ago, I accepted the invitation to speak to the members of the Lois and Tom Dolan Community Center in Brown Deer.

March Offers a Tale of Two Militaries

In U.S. military history, the month of March includes two of our most notable events: the ending of the Battle of the Alamo and the My Lai Massacre.

WMC Celebrates 60 Years!

As we enter of 60th year, it’s the perfect time to visit the WMC to see all of the improvements we’ve made continue our mission: “To Honor the Dead by Serving the Living.”

Looking Back, Looking Forward

For 2017, we have several important activities planned and more major reconstruction. So, as I am fond of saying about the WMC, “You ain’t seen nothing yet!”

Annual Americanism Awards Breakfast

On Sunday, October 30, 2016, the Milwaukee County Veterans Board of Directors hosted their Annual Americanism Awards Breakfast. Eighteen separate veteran’s organizations presented their awards to recipients of their respective programs.

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