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.
A few weeks ago, I accepted the invitation to speak to the members of the Lois and Tom Dolan Community Center in Brown Deer.
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.
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.”
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!”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes history has taken some unusual turns. Yes, a man named Lincoln actually aided Washington in the Revolutionary War and he did so significantly.