Milwaukee County War Memorial


Stop By WMC Sept. 23-24 for Door Open Milwaukee

In September, the War Memorial Center will participate in Doors Open Milwaukee as a Family Passport Site, one of the city’s 24 sites deemed to be of particular interest to families with children. The War Memorial Center will be open Saturday, Sept. 23 (10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.), and Sunday, Sept. 24 (10:00 a.m.- 5:00 […]

Donor Spotlight: VetFest Sponsors

This month we recognize the generous sponsors of VetFest, which will take place on on Aug. 25, 2017.

Ken Burns Vietnam Documentary Screening on Sept. 7th

Join us Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at the WMC for a special sneak peek screening of the new Ken Burns’ documentary The Vietnam War.

WMC Commemorates Purple Heart Day

On Monday, August 7, 2017 veterans gathered in Veterans Courtyard at WMC in front of our Purple Heart Memorial to honor Purple Heart Day, which is nationally recognized on August 7 each year.

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.

Remembering Wisconsin’s Fallen: CPL Glenn Huff

The WMC honors U.S. Army CPL Glenn Huff, who died as a POW on March 20, 1951 during the Korean War.

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!

Fun Facts about WMC Executive Director Dave Drent

Fun facts and photos about a great man who celebrates 45 years at the WMC!

Remembering Wisconsin’s Fallen: CPL Raymond B. Gunderson

The WMC honors U.S. Army CPL Raymond B. Gunderson, who was captured by the enemy on Nov. 10, 1950 during the Korean War.

Photos: July 3rd Fireworks

The best seat on the lakefront for Milwaukee’s July 3 fireworks is always WMC! It was another fantastic crowd who enjoyed reserved seating on our huge plaza overlooking Lake Michigan this year.

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