Archives: Donor Spotlight
With exciting plans in the works to celebrate our 60th anniversary in 2017, we take time to reflect on the transformative impact on the War Memorial Center from our local foundations and corporations.
We are proud to honor VADM Dirk Debbink and his wife Terry, who actively support many community and veteran organizations, including the War Memorial Center.
Janice Dahlke knows all too well that our freedom is not free. Her son, Randy Mueller, was killed in action in Vietnam in 1969 and awarded the Bronze Star, the Military Merit Medal, Gallantry Cross with Palm, Purple Heart and Oak Leaf Cluster.
Bob Zigman’s support of the War Memorial Center is visible on nearly every wall of the third and fourth floors. He and his son, Robert, made an incredible donation of one of the largest collections of original World War I and World War II posters.
With sadness and great respect, the WMC bids farwell to Albert “Ab” Nicholas. Visitors to the WMC’s Eternal Flame will always be reminded of “Ab” upon glancing at the plate donated by his family for the flagpole in the Veterans Courtyard .
It would be difficult to find someone in the Milwaukee region who isn’t familiar with Michael Grebe. Throughout his impressive career, Michael has always been a strong advocate for veterans and a longtime supporter of the War Memorial Center.
Giving back to the community comes second nature to Michael and Donna Farrell. Their appreciation for the service of veterans began with Mike’s father, a WWII veteran who served in the South Pacific in the Army Air Corps.
Joe Campbell’s support of the War Memorial Center is long standing and goes far beyond financial support. He currently serves on the honorary planning committee for our upcoming event LZ War Memorial Center: Musical Tribute to Vietnam Veterans.