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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.

25th Anniversary of Southeastern Wisconsin’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial

On the heels of a wonderful musical tribute to Vietnam veterans this summer during LZ War Memorial Center, Vietnam veterans will once again be welcomed home during the 25th anniversary celebration of the memorial that stands in their honor just north of the War Memorial Center.

The Troop Café on Wisconsin Avenue —
One of Milwaukee’s Best Kept Secrets!

If anyone ever doubted that federal programs actually work, they should visit the Troop Café. I encourage all vets and their families to show their support of this worthwhile endeavor.

Respect for the Military Remains Solid

I was heartened by the number of Americans that respect our military and I grudgingly accept that 27% of our citizens do not. My guess however, is that even that group appreciates the freedoms they enjoy.

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