In 2018, we would like to start building our own military trunk collections and curricula. Please consider donating uniforms, military artifacts, government-issued items and personal effects (photos, letters, maps, foreign currency, etc.) from all U.S. military service.
On Dec. 15, the War Memorial Center honored 35 veterans and community members who volunteered for WMC education programs throughout 2017, helping us create memorable experiences for schools, scout groups, senior centers and community members.
The War Memorial Center will host the exhibit Wisconsin Remembers: A Face for Every Name Jan. 8 through Feb. 2. The exhibit will be located on the 2nd floor of the War Memorial Center in Veterans Gallery and will be free and open to the public during normal business hours and on the weekends.
A fully restored War Memorial Center will enable us to reclaim its enduring significance and focus our resources on developing innovative programs, events, and services designed to honor the dead – serve the living.
On December 12, the Lakefront Cultural Condominium Complex (LCCC) agreement was signed into effect, guaranteeing the War Memorial Center ownership of its interior spaces for the first time in its 60-year history.
While we are pleased with the major accomplishments of last year, as you can see, 2018 promises to be yet another exciting year for your War Memorial Center. Frankly, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Stay tuned!
As we close out the year, we at the War Memorial have much to celebrate. 2017 will go down as a watershed year for us because of our many accomplishments.
We are honored to recognize these organizations and express our gratitude for their continued support in 2017 – THANK YOU!
More than 400 military personnel and their families came to the War Memorial Dec. 9,2017 for the USO’s Operation Christmas.
Three WWII veterans were among the roughly 40 people who turned out for the AMVET Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony on Dec. 7, 2017 at the War Memorial Center.