An eternal flame illuminates a black-granite Honor Roll listing Milwaukee County’s 3,472 War Dead from World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Four mosaic panels with the insignias of the Army, Airforce, Navy and Coast Guard, and Marines reflect in the pool of the Honor Court on Fitch Plaza. This moving memorial, erected when the building was originally designed in 1957 specifically honors Milwaukee County War Dead.
When the names of the Milwaukee County Vietnam War Dead were added, the Honor Roll became the first Vietnam Memorial in the country.
Located in an alcove south of the reflecting pool, this bronze plaque honors all
Milwaukee County World War I War Dead.
This privately funded memorial is dedicated to the
Marines of Fox Company, killed in action in Iraq.
The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces who are wounded by an instrument of war in the
As a tribute to the servicemen and women who have been awarded this honor, a committee was formed in 2007 with the goal
This work of art, sculpted by Gaetano Cecere, was commissioned with pennies
Dedicated on October 20, 1991, this moving memorial has become the focal point of Veterans Park at Milwaukee’s Lakefront.
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