Memorial Day Archives

Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. hosts Memorial Day Giveaway

May 27, 2021

Despite the widespread use of vaccines and the city beginning to return to a state of (somewhat) normalcy, there are still many families in need of help as they have yet to return to jobs and are still on assistance. On Friday, May 21, 2021, in an effort to help those in need this Memorial… [Read More]

The Overlooked Black History of Memorial Day

May 27, 2021

Nowadays, Memorial Day honors veterans of all wars, but its roots are in America’s deadliest conflict, the Civil War. Approximately 620,000 soldiers died, about two-thirds from disease. The work of honoring the dead began right away all over the country, and several American towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. Researchers have traced… [Read More]

Diversity Holidays and Celebrations In May (Week 4)

May 27, 2021

This month this column is promoting diversity and holidays. We began this month bringing awareness to the Catholic Feast of Saints Philip and James and in Weeks 2 and 3 we honored Cinco de Mayo, which celebrates Mexican culture and heritage. This final week of this series, we will look at the U.S. federal holiday,… [Read More]

This Memorial Day we should remember the African Americans who have fought on the frontlines, including in the war against COVID-19

May 21, 2020

By William S. Gooden Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. In other words, the purpose of Memorial Day is to pay tribute to veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice… [Read More]

Memorial Day Recipe – Cornbread Salad

May 21, 2020

Ingredients: 4 plum tomatoes, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro Kosher salt 1 cup sour cream ¼ cup mayonnaise 2 scallions, minced Juice of ½ lime ¼teaspoon chili powder 2 cups crumbled cornbread 2 15-ounce cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed 1 cup frozen corn, thawed 1 cup shredded cheddar… [Read More]

Memorial Day Recipe – Smoked Baby Back Ribs

May 21, 2020

Ingredients: 2 racks baby back ribs (about 3 pounds each) ¼ cup packed light brown sugar 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon paprika 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon mustard powder Kosher salt 1 lemon, halved 1 apple, quartered 1 cup apple juice or cider 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar Vegetable… [Read More]

Memorial Day Recipe – Frozen Lemonade Pie

May 21, 2020

Ingredients: For the Crust: 2 cups graham cracker crumbs ¼ cup sugar 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted For the Filling: 2 cups heavy cream 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk, chilled 1 6-ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate (do not thaw) For the Topping: 1 cup blueberries 1 cup raspberries 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon fresh… [Read More]