Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Three Wausau Red Granite columns stand 22, 26 and 30 feet high and represent those Killed in Action, P.O.W./M.I.A.(s), and those returned home.

The five granite benches behind the columns symbolize the five branches of the military.

The eleven granite posts encircling the memorial signify each (officially recognized) year of the Vietnam War. The inner circle of bricks is reserved for those who served in the Vietnam War. The outer circle is for veterans of other wars and conflicts or for anyone who wishes to show their respect and support.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commemorative Bricks

Commemorative bricks are available for purchase through the War Memorial Center office. Bricks are engraved with the name of the veteran or individual and dedicated on Memorial Day.

Please note that bricks are installed once a year in May, weather permitting. The purchase deadline for installation is April 6. Brick purchases made after this date will be installed the following May.

Dedicated on October 20, 1991, this moving memorial has become the focal point of Veterans Park at Milwaukee’s Lakefront.

Milwaukee County War Memorial Center
750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
(414) 273-5533