Remembering Wisconsin's POW/MIA

Currently on display in Freedom Gallery

UNTIL THEY ARE HOME is an exhibit exploring the POW/MIA experience, delivered with truthful solemnity.  The exhibit talks about the trauma POW/MIAs experienced and brings to life the lasting impact those experiences had on both them and their families.  We  focus on Wisconsin servicemembers who were POW/MIA in conflicts as far back as the Civil War with historical events and statistics.  As the POW/MIA flag proudly states, “YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN”, this exhibit honors that tradition until every story ends.  


Register for Vet's Day 5k



The War Memorial Center is a valuable resource that continues to have a profound, tangible impact on the lives of thousands each year, with over 50,000 area veterans looking to WMC to serve as a visible tribute to their service and a place to connect with other veterans. As we continue to grow our programs and services for our veterans, it is clear that our mission to honor the dead by serving the living is more important than ever as we strive to ensure that every veteran feels their service is appreciated.

Start your winter running season off on the right foot and honor our veterans and current service members at the Vets Day 5k & 10k at the War Memorial on Saturday, November 11, 2023. The Vets Day 5k & 10k is part of the park. This is the only race that starts and finishes on Mason Street right in front of the War Memorial. Join your fellow runners after the race for awards and a gourmet hot chocolate bar!


Historic Milwaukee "Doors Open" 2023

September 23 & 24


Looking to learn more about The War Memorial Center, it’s History, and take a peak behind some of our Closed Doors?

Join WMC during this years “Doors Open” on September 23rd & 24th, presented by historic Milwaukee. Guests will have a chance to experience a “Behind-the-Scenes” Tour of our underground infrastructure, along with some amazing sights that are genrerally not available to the public. We will also be partnering with the Milwaukee Art Museum for a Guided Tour on the Architecture of our two organizations. Tickets will be made available online for this intimate tour.


"Last Out" Workshop

September 23

Presented by The Heroes Journey

The Gary Sinise Foundation & The Heroes Journey Productions is bringing the critically acclaimed play “Last Out- Elegy of a Green Beret” to the Skylight Theater September 22nd & 23rd, offering Veterans FREE TICKETS to the production. Along with the performances, the Heroes Journey will be hosting a Veteran Workshop here at the War Memorial Center that empowers Veterans to use their story and voices to not only help  others, but themselves.

Under the supervision of board-certified mental health professionals and veteran storytelling coaches, warriors will learn how to take their trauma and shape it into powerful healing stories, which will allow them to communicate more effectively with their families and communities, and finally find their voice and tell their stories after so many years of remaining silent.


Beer Garden End of Season BASH!

Sep 29, Sep 30, Oct 1

11AM – 8PM

Join the War Memorial Center and Kegels Inn as we celebrate the end of Summer as we close out our War Memorial Beer Garden. Each day will feature Drink Specials, Live Music, Veteran Resources, and Door Prizes ( while supplies last).


Service Experience Day

October 26 & 27

Sponsored by Old National Bank

Twice a Year, the War Memorial Center open it’s doors to over 600 K-12 Students from across Southeastern Milwaukee for a day or Learning and Play!

With the help of local Military Organizations and First Responders, students get a chance to learn first hand about their Service and their day-to-day lives working int he field. Along with hearing their inspiring stories, students also get to touch and explore Vehicles, Boats, and other Equipment. This is a Private Educational Event and not open to the public.

If you are an Educator and interested in bringing your students to this event, please email education@warmemorialcenter.org



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