The War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, has quickly gone from having no menorahs to two.
First, Arleen Peltz, who serves as a holocaust educator and is active in the Milwaukee-area veterans’ community, helped secure a donated menorah for the War Memorial Center from Ovation Jewish Home. That will be permanently on display there, according to Department of Wisconsin Jewish War Veterans commander Kim Queen.
A large menorah has now been added to the mix, through the cooperation of Chabad of Wisconsin and the Department of Wisconsin Jewish War Veterans. The larger menorah, pictured, has been added to a holiday display, Queen said.
Several local people participated in the dedication of the large menorah at the Wisconsin War Memorial: Ron Laux, Jewish War Veterans, Department of Wisconsin, first vice commander; Rabbi Yisroel Lein of Lubavitch House; Dan Buttery, War Memorial Center president and CEO; Kim Queen, Jewish War Veterans, Department of Wisconsin commander; and Judy O’Hara of Jewish War Veterans Post 701, Department of Wisconsin.