The Muskego American Legion Post 356 had a busy Memorial Day, as usual. It started out on May 24th when the Post held our usual Memorial Day Ceremony for Tudor Oak Senior Living Community on Shane Drive in Muskego. Because of Covid restrictions, the residents that usually filled the theater were not present except for our members and a few staff. The ceremony was televised on closed circuit for the residents. This was the first time we held the ceremony on live TV. We were told later it was very will received.
Dear Commemorative Partners, June marks Army Heritage Month and the Tuesday, June 14 anniversary of our Nation’s longest-established Service, which also, notably, is Flag Day! Happy 247th Birthday, United States Army! As its history unfolded, the U.S. Army was commonly associated with terms like infantry, artillery and armor. During the Vietnam War, however, the helicopter came of age, air mobility became the centerpiece of Army operations, and Vietnam was justifiably labeled as the "helicopter war"
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.”
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.