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2022 Freedom Fellows Nominations

Place your vote today!

Virtual Event
 
The War Memorial Center is always looking for ways to give back and recognize all the truly amazing Veterans and Veteran Community Advocates that make Milwaukee so great!

After missing our annual July 3rd Celebration for the past 2 years, we are excited to make this year’s “Celebration of Freedom” -An Independence Day Fundraiser a special day to celebrate not only our Freedoms but the Individuals who made it all possible.

We are looking to the community to help us Nominate 4 Veterans and/or Veteran Community Advocates to be our “2022 Freedom Fellows”. There are Individuals who exemplify what it means to be a Champion of Freedom. If you know a Veteran, Doctor, Nurse, First Responder, Teacher, etc… who has made an impact in Milwaukee to help support the Veteran Community, particularly these past two years, please Nominate via the link below.

The War Memorial Center will be collecting nominations until June 25th, and then selecting four of these nominees to be honored at our July 3rd “Celebration of Freedom”- An Independence Fundraiser.

These four individuals will be given a Complimentary Ticket and three additional tickets for Friends & Family to join us at one of our VIP Freedom Tables on July 3rd. These tickets will give these deserving honorees prime seating for the Milwaukee Fireworks, 2 Drink Tickets, and a Buffet-Style Dinner. Fellows will also be highlighted in our July Newsletter.
 

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War Memorial Beer Garden

Tuesdays – Sundays: Opening Memorial Day Weekend

The Beer Cooler by the Lake
 
he War Memorial Beer Garden is located at the cultural heart of downtown and a great place to start an adventure while in Milwaukee! Not only is the War Memorial an iconic destination in of itself, make sure to head on to Fitch Plaza for unbeatable views of Lake Michigan and Milwaukee’s skyline. A short and easy walk takes you to The Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World, the Third Ward & Milwaukee Public Market. Bring a bike and cruise the lakeshore to Bradford Beach, Lakefront State Park, or add miles on the Oak Leaf Trail, which connects 125 miles of recreational trails throughout the city. The best part about parking here is you’ll earn a free beer when you present your parking voucher to the Beer Garden Truck*!

Tuesday – Sunday: 11AM-8PM
Closed on Mondays

German Beers
Nitro Old Fashioned's
Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
Soft Drinks & Water

Gourmet Loaded Brats
Huge Authentic Pretzels
Curry Kettle Chips
Desserts

(Gluten-Free & Vegan Options)
 

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Field of Flags

May 26-31, 2022

Closing Ceremony May 28th 11AM
 
Help bring to life one of our signature community events! Returning for the third year, we and hundreds of volunteers will create a majestic field of flags at the War memorial Center. In 2021, we planted 7,057 flags to honor every brave United States service member who gave their life since 9/11.

As we celebrate the Medal of Honor throughout 2022, we will be placing 12,301 flags in honor of the Wisconsin service members who gave their life during the Civil War. This conflict marked both the birth of the Medal of Honor and Wisconsin's involvement in United States military action.

This year, the volunteer process is evolving. Volunteer shifts will be available across multiple days to get the entire garden of over 12,000 flags assembled. Rather than holding an opening ceremony, instead we will hold a closing ceremony where we will complete the garden and honor the fallen together.

Volunteer shifts can be reserved for groups of 10 or more. Please email events@warmemorialcenter.org to reserve a volunteer shift for your group.

Closing Ceremony May 28th 11AM

Flags will be on display in Veterans Park May 28-May 31. Volunteers are requested to assist in the removal, cleaning, and storage of flags on Tuesday, May 31st at 4PM. Register below.
 

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Live on the Plaza" – an outdoor Military and Veteran Family Music Series

June 16, July 14, August 18, and September 15


 
Join the War Memorial Center once a month over the Summer for our new Family Music Series. Each month, we will have a live band performing on Fitch Plaza for a night of entertainment and fellowship. We will also have Military and Veteran Resource tables available for families to connect with. Feel free to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs, as this tables and chairs are limited.
 

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Celebration of Freedom: An Independence Day Fundraiser

July 3, 2022


 
Celebration of Freedom on July 3rd brings the community together at the War Memorial Center to honor and celebrate our freedoms our U.S. servicemembers protect. Reservations include dinner, two drink tickets per guest, live music, and the best view of the July 3rd fireworks display in town. Reservations are sold in Whole Tables of 8, Half Tables of 4, and 2-Person Tickets.
 

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Live on the Plaza" – an outdoor Military and Veteran Family Music Series

July 14, August 18, and September 15


 
Join the War Memorial Center once a month over the Summer for our new Family Music Series. Each month, we will have a live band performing on Fitch Plaza for a night of entertainment and fellowship. We will also have Military and Veteran Resource tables available for families to connect with. Feel free to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs, as this tables and chairs are limited.
 

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Live on the Plaza" – an outdoor Military and Veteran Family Music Series

August 18 and September 15


 
Join the War Memorial Center once a month over the Summer for our new Family Music Series. Each month, we will have a live band performing on Fitch Plaza for a night of entertainment and fellowship. We will also have Military and Veteran Resource tables available for families to connect with. Feel free to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs, as this tables and chairs are limited.
 

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Milwaukee Oktoberfest

August 26-28


 
Join us for the third year of hosting Milwaukee Oktoberfest at the War Memorial Center! Partnered with Kegel's Inn and Swarmm Events, a portion of the proceeds come back to the War Memorial Center.
 

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Medal of Honor Ride

September 11, 2022

9AM Registration 11AM Kick Stands Up
 
Beginning at the War Memorial Center and ending at Wisconsin Harley-Davidson in Oconomowoc, this ride celebrates and honors our veterans, namely, those who have received the Medal of Honor. The ride will end at Wisconsin Harley-Davidson with food, drinks, live music, and raffles by Nam Knights Brew City Chapter!
 

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Live on the Plaza" – an outdoor Military and Veteran Family Music Series

September 15


 
Join the War Memorial Center once a month over the Summer for our new Family Music Series. Each month, we will have a live band performing on Fitch Plaza for a night of entertainment and fellowship. We will also have Military and Veteran Resource tables available for families to connect with. Feel free to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs, as this tables and chairs are limited.
 

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Operation: Run, Walk, & Roll

October 22, 2022


 
Save the date for our second annual Operation: Run, Walk, & Roll 5k! Beginning and ending at the War Memorial Center, this 5K route runs through Veterans Park.
Registration information to come!
 

SUPPORT OUR MISSION TO HONOR THE DEAD – SERVE THE LIVING

Milwaukee County War Memorial Center
750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

(414) 273-5533
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