Sunday, February 8, 2009

War Memorial

The motto of Milwaukee's War Memorial is "To Honor The Dead By Serving The Living". In addition to hosting community events, the building is available for private functions. Designed by Eero Saarinen, the building was started in 1955 and dedicated on Memorial Day in 1957. The mosaic on the west side of the museum shown here is by Edmund D. Lewandowski, and was installed in 1959.


Hilda said...

Very modern. Then I saw the designer's name and now I'm not surprised. I think this is the first practical war memorial that I have ever seen.

Lynette said...

This is a brilliant idea for a war memorial. Every time it's used, people remember. Wow.