Milwaukee's "Old Soldier's Home" to be Restored to Serve Veterans
Milwaukee, WI, August 4, 2016
I am comforted to know that the Soldiers Home has a future, and that its future is rooted in serving veterans.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin – In response to the announcement that six buildings at the Milwaukee VA Soldiers Home will be rehabilitated and restored to serve veterans, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement:
"Early in my tenure in Congress, Milwaukee Area Veterans brought to my attention a proposal to commercialize the National Historic Landmark, Milwaukee’s ‘Old Soldier’s Home.’ I am deeply proud of my efforts to ensure the voices of our veterans were heard and these hallowed grounds were not sold to the highest bidder, but rather rehabilitated for use by veterans. Over the last several years, I have worked closely with veterans, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the VA, and other local and national stakeholders to ensure this dream came to fruition.
“I take great pride in today’s announcement that several of the Soldiers Home buildings will be rehabilitated and returned to serve the veterans who served this country with honor and distinction. This is a major victory for veterans and countless others who have worked tirelessly for years to preserve the Soldiers Home and its history.
“I am passionate about what these buildings represent for our nation and our community and will continue working to ensure their successful rehabilitation. I am comforted to know that the Soldiers Home has a future, and that its future is rooted in serving veterans."