Help us with one of our signature community events! We and hundreds of volunteers will create a majestic field of flags at the War Memorial Center. In 2020, we planted 2,972 flags representing every brave Milwaukee service member who gave his or her life defending our country during World War II.
Going from the greatest generation to the latest generation, in 2021 we will plant 7,056 flags to honor every brave United States service member who gave his or her life since 9/11.
The completed garden is a breathtaking tribute and a powerful message of community support for these fallen heroes that their sacrifices will never be forgotten.
Volunteer opportunities are now available!
Join MAVRC and the War Memorial Center on June 2 for a hybrid movie screening of Scattering CJ.
When charismatic Air Force recruit CJ Twomey shockingly ended his own life at age 20, his family was plunged into unrelenting grief. In a moment of desperate inspiration, his mother Hallie put out an open call on Facebook asking for a handful of travelers to help fulfill her son's wish to see the world by scattering some of his ashes in a place of beauty or special meaning.
It was a call that would resonate beyond her wildest expectations and one that would move tens of thousands of people to answer.
Join us virtually for the SAVE Suicide Prevention Training on June 9th! You will develop a general understanding of the problem of suicide in the United States; understand how to identify a Veteran who may be at risk for suicide; and, finally, know what to do if you identify a Veteran at risk. Each of us has the opportunity to be that one person who makes a difference–the person who asks the question that can save a Veteran's life, or the life of anyone struggling with the thoughts of suicide. Using the simple steps of S.A.V.E., we can all make a difference.