WMC Tour Updates
Joint WMC/MAM Stories in Resilience Tour
On May 9, the War Memorial Center hosted the first joint school tour with the Milwaukee Art Museum for 30 students from MPS Doerfler Elementary School. This Stories in Resilience tour examined American stories of struggle and perseverance from a variety of perspectives.
The group started at WMC for a 45-minute tour that focused on the story of Medal of Honor recipient Lance P. Sijan and the related tie-ins to the Gary G. Wetzel Medal of Honor Memorial, the POW-MIA flag, the Missing Man Table, the Honor Roll and Eternal Flame, the Gold Star Memorial, the Purple Heart Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Iraqi Freedom Memorial, the Latino Legacy exhibit and memorial to Darren Hidalgo, and the Zigman War Poster collection.
The students also received trading cards (shown below) honoring Capt. Lance P. Sijan. At MAM, students saw artwork depicting periods of struggle in American history. This program was developed to fit in with MAM’s American Stories program, which includes multidisciplinary tours with community partners including Discovery World, Betty Brinn and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
Marines Tour WMC
The War Memorial Center welcomed Captain Marcus J. Carlstrom, inspector-instructor, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment and 10 active-duty Marines and one sailor on May 11.
Before their guided tour, they heard the service stories from our honored guests, USMC Vietnam veteran Bob Pfeifer and USMC Iwo Jima veteran Ralph Simoneau, who was in the first wave on the island and spent 35 days there.
Clarendon Avenue Elementary School Visits WMC
On May 10, 175 students from Clarendon Avenue Elementary School in Mukwonago came to WMC after their visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum to eat lunch and learn about the War Memorial Center.
Their visit included a presentation about the WMC, the chance to try on our growing collection of military uniforms, and a brief tour.