Medal of Honor exhibit honors every Wisconsinite who earned the honor

NOW: Medal of Honor exhibit honors every Wisconsinite who earned the honor

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Sixty-four Medal of Honor recipients from Wisconsin are being honored at a new interactive exhibit at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center.

Each of the 64 plaques at the exhibit commemorate a Medal of Honor recipient from Wisconsin.

On a touch screen, you can find their names as well learn more about their lives and what they did to earn the Medal of Honor.

"[This is about] the education and why we have our freedom and what this is -- nothing depicts the greatest level of honor and valor than what this is -- the Medal of Honor recipients, and so we want to make sure that this is available," said War Memorial Center President Dan Buttery.

He said this new exhibit is world-class and the investigative work that went into the exhibit has even been used to update national archives on Medal of Honor recipients.

All the information they found in their research is available at the on-site kiosk.

The exhibit also features artifacts from battlefields some of these Medal of Honor recipients fought on.

Janine Saijan Rozina's brother, Captain Lance P. Saijan, is featured at the exhibit.

"So many of these individuals that are Medal of Honor recipients have stories, much like many of us growing up in Milwaukee, in Wisconsin, in families that were much like ours, and we can't imagine ourselves being capable of doing what they did," said Ronzina, "They are recognizing him in a way that I know my parents, who have since passed, would be so incredibly proud."

There will be a ribbon-cutting for the exhibit at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17.

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