Another Milwaukee Icon Falls Victim to COVID-19
“Like many in Milwaukee – especially those on the Southside – I was saddened by the news that Serb Hall has become the latest business to fall victim to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“American Serb Memorial Hall was completed and dedicated in September 1950, in honor of the Serbian Orthodox men who served in the United States Armed Forces.
“Over the last seven decades, Serb Hall hosted many political events over the years, from Presidential visits to my own political fundraisers and election night gatherings.
“Among the many political figures who have visited Serb Hall are: John and Jackie Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Lyndon Johnson, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, Hubert Humphrey, Edmund Muskie, George McGovern, Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, Jerry Kleczka, Tommy Thompson, John Norquist, Henry Meier, and Clement Zablocki.
“Serb Hall was also the home of one of Milwaukee’s most famous fish fries, including my favorite, Serbian fish. I hope the St. Sava community will find a way to continue to provide this Serbian delicacy to the community.
“Serb Hall was an important gathering place for Milwaukee’s Serbian community as well as many other community groups and organizations. It will be remembered for its extraordinary hospitality.
“I am proud to have represented the people of the St. Sava neighborhood in the State Legislature, as County Clerk and on the County Board.”