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Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Milwaukee offers a variety of meaningful events and activities that allow us to pay our respects and celebrate the freedoms they fought to protect. Here’s a guide to some of the happenings in Milwaukee for Memorial Day 2024:

Commemorative Ceremonies and Events

  • Milwaukee Memorial Day Parade: A highlight of the holiday weekend, this parade features marching bands, military units, veterans’ organizations, and community groups paying tribute to fallen heroes.
  • Wood National Cemetery Ceremony: Gather at the solemn grounds of Wood National Cemetery for a moving ceremony honoring those who have served. The event typically includes a wreath-laying, remarks by dignitaries, and a musical tribute.
  • Milwaukee VA Medical Center Ceremony: Join the staff and veterans of the Milwaukee VA Medical Center for a poignant Memorial Day ceremony featuring a guest speaker, musical performances, and a display of the Avenue of Flags.

Community Celebrations and Activities

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  • Veterans Park Ceremony: Head to Veterans Park on Memorial Day for a tribute to fallen soldiers, featuring a wreath-laying, color guard, and speeches. This event offers a chance for reflection and community bonding.
  • Milwaukee River Challenge: Cheer on dragon boat teams as they race along the Milwaukee River in this annual event that supports local veterans’ organizations.
  • Lakefront Fireworks: Catch a spectacular fireworks display over Lake Michigan as part of the city’s Memorial Day weekend celebration.

Things to Do with Family and Friends

  • Milwaukee Public Museum: Explore exhibits that delve into the history of the armed forces and the sacrifices made by American soldiers.
  • Harley-Davidson Museum: Discover the history of this iconic American brand and its role in military history.
  • Milwaukee Art Museum: Admire the museum’s collection, which includes works that pay tribute to veterans and the impact of war.
  • War Memorial Center: Located in Veterans Park, this center offers exhibits and educational programs on military history.

A Time for Reflection and Gratitude

Memorial Day is a time to pause and reflect on the sacrifices of those who gave their lives for our country. While enjoying the long weekend, let’s remember the true meaning of this day and express our gratitude to those who served.

A Note from Tabak Law

At Tabak Law, we understand the sacrifices made by veterans and their families. If you’re a veteran in need of legal assistance, our experienced attorneys are here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation. We’re committed to serving those who have served our country.

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