Dear Commemorative Partners, Memorial Day—the last Monday in May—began in 1868 as “Decoration Day.” Founder John A. Logan, Grand Army of the Republic commander in chief, designated it “for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land.”
Today is Gold Star Wives Day, a day for our nation to offer profound respect to those those who have borne unimaginable sorrow – to recognize the immense loss and honor individual sacrifices endured by spouses and families of our fallen warriors
National Vietnam War Veterans Day (Click here for document)
March 29th is National Vietnam Veterans Day, a day for uniting Americans to thank and honor Vietnam War Era veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.
With a history that reaches back to December 13, 1636, our National Guard was born out of the Massachusetts colonial legislature’s direction that their existing militia companies be organized into three regiments. According to Guard history, four units—descendants of these regiments—share the distinction of being the oldest units in our military.
Muskego American Legion Post 356 was invited to do a Veterans Day Program at the Tudor Oaks Retirement Facility in Muskego. Post 356 has participated in many ceremonies throughout the years for Memorial Day and Veterans Day at Tudor Oaks. Article
“Semper Fi,” “Leathernecks,” “Devil Dogs” and “the Few, the Proud, the Marines,” are just a few of the recognized hallmarks of our revered U.S. Marines. On November 10, we hail their 246th birthday! United States Marine Corps history began on that date in 1775 when the Second Continental Congress ordered “two battalions of Marines be raised”1 for service as landing forces with the fleet.
March 29th is National Vietnam Veterans Day, a day for uniting Americans to thank and honor Vietnam War Era veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. More than 3 million Vietnams Era veterans and their families have been publicly thanked by friends and neighbors during some 19 thousand ceremonies hosted by more than 12 thousand. Click here
Jim Semrod the owner of the Muskego Piggly Wiggly store on Racine Avenue has been a big supporter of local no-profit organizations. This past August, he had his store do a Round-Up for the Muskego American Legion Post 356. (If you are not familiar with a Round-Up, it is when you are checking out the cashier will ask if you want to Round-Up the balance of you bill to an even number.)