While we are not gathering this Memorial Day, that does not diminish the importance of remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country.
One way to remind yourself of the toll wars have taken in our city: Visit the War Memorial near 10th and Rawson Avenues.
You can’t miss the beautiful display of American flags, and I thank the Rotary Club of Mitchell Field for providing them as part of their Flags for Heroes program. (You’ll also see flags at City Hall from Flag Day through July 4th.)
Volunteers have also been working to beautify the site for the summer, and they’ll be wrapping that up in coming days. I can’t thank Patti Bergeson, John Bazan, Paul Berens, Jim Schulte and everyone else for their work on this important city landmark.
And one more ask this Memorial Day — give this presentation, by Tom Ludka, a read. It tells the story of South Milwaukee’s World War I dead, including Everheart Van Eimeren, one of the namesakes of American Legion Post #27.
These are the husbands, fathers, sons, and everyday heroes we remember today, and every day.