The War Memorial Center Honor Roll Project is one profound way we work toward our mission:
Honor the Dead – Serve the Living.
Since 2019, a volunteer team of researchers has been collecting data, documents, stories and photos for each of the 3,481 names on the War Memorial Center Honor Roll of Milwaukee County’s fallen service members since WWII.
We offer many K-12 and community programs based on these stories of local men and women who served in WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the post-9/11 wars. On our website, visitors can search by service branch, unit, location or date, or by biographical data including school, employer and dates of birth or death and burial location. Search criteria allows us to build specialized programs for Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Latino Heritage Month, and National Native American Heritage Month. We can also break down service members into groups that reflect the ethnic heritage of Milwaukee County, including Germans, Poles, Jews, Irish, Serbs, Croatians and other smaller segments.
The stories of Milwaukee County’s fallen heroes are the stories of the American service experience.
These programs are offered onsite at the War Memorial Center, at your organization, or via Zoom.