Memorial Day 2018
With row upon row of white headstones as a somber backdrop, World War II Veteran Gene Schulz simply, but eloquently, expressed the meaning of Memorial Day. “What a beautiful day this is, and we are truly on hallowed ground,” Schulz said. “What a marvelous opportunity we have to honor the men and women who sacrificed the ultimate.” Schulz, who fought in the Battle of the Bulge and helped liberate the Ohrdruf concentration camp, was the guest speaker at the annual Memorial Day Observance at Wood National Cemetery at the Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Medical Center. More than 1,400 attended the 88th annual event on a picturesque spring Wisconsin morning. Read the story.
The Caretakers at Wood National Cemetery
Award-winning journalist John Mercure of WTMJ Radio talks with the caretakers at Wood National Cemetery. The caretakers, each of whom is a Veteran, talk about what their current mission means to them. Mercure was master of ceremonies for the 2018 Memorial Day Observance.
Hundreds come out for Wood National Cemetery Memorial Day services - WTMJ, Milwaukee
88th annual Memorial Day ceremony at Wood National Cemetery honors those who served - CBS58 TV, Milwaukee