Memorial Bricks

The Oak Creek Post 434 Memorial facing Shepard Ave was dedicated June 13, 1976 “To the men and women of Oak Creek who helped preserve the freedom of our country.”

The bricks on the east and west side of the memorial contain the names of those who have served before us.

Viewed from the east.

Viewed from the east.

Viewed from the west.

Viewed from the west.

Flag Retirement Ceremony

A flag retirement ceremony, an official way that American flags can be “retired” and destroyed, was held at Oelschlaeger Dallmann American Legion Post 434 in Oak Creek.

Darrell Wimmer a member of the honor guard, holds a flag as George Rainer (right), the honor guard commander, starts the ceremony to retire the flags to be retired. Members of the post, and a unit of United States Naval Sea Cadets ( a high school and middle school program) are in the background.

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Darrell Wimmer a member of the honor guard, holds a flag as George Rainer (right), the honor guard commander, starts the ceremony to retire the flags to be retired. Members of the post, and a unit of United States Naval Sea Cadets ( a high school and middle school program) are in the background.

Photo by Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Here Ed Ciechanowski (far left) a member of the honor guard, holds a flag along with others as they make their way toward a fire where the flags will be destroyed.

Photo by Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Here Ed Ciechanowski (far left) a member of the honor guard, holds a flag along with others as they make their way toward a fire where the flags will be destroyed.

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Here Roger Jenson (left) takes flags from Second Vice Commander Scott Zalewski (center) to be placed in the burn barrel. Other members of the honor guard wait at right with flags to be destroyed.

Photo by Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Here Roger Jenson (left) takes flags from Second Vice Commander Scott Zalewski (center) to be placed in the burn barrel. Other members of the honor guard wait at right with flags to be destroyed.

Photo by Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Here post member Roger Jenson, lowers a flag to be destroyed into the flames.
Photo by Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Here post member Roger Jenson, lowers a flag to be destroyed into the flames.
Photo by Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Here a flag to be retired is lowered into the flames.
Photo by Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Here a flag to be retired is lowered into the flames.
Photo by Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel