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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.
With Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer in our rear view mirror we can lay out the plans for the events we have scheduled in the next few months.
To military veterans of the United States there may be no date on our calendar that means more to us than Memorial Day. While Veterans Day honors all who served, Memorial Day is set aside for a special group of veterans – those who paid the ultimate price of our freedom.