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Greendale Kicks Off 75th Anniversary With National Historic Landmark Designation

The event featured a number of speakers from the village, state and county commemorating Greendale's 75th Diamond Celebration and National Historic Landmark designation.

Greendale kicked off its 75th anniversary in style Wednesday.

The village not only commemorated its own birthday but also its National Historic Landmark designation, which it received last fall.

A number of village, county and state representatives spoke at the event. 

State Senator Mary Lazich and State Rep. Jeff Stone presented a plaque with a proclamation to the village in honor of its anniversary. Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Anthony Staskunas also presented the village with a proclamation plaque.

Other speakers included Greendale Historical Society President Ted Mainella and representatives from the Wisconsin Historical Society and the National Park Service.

Wednesday was just a taste of the celebration. A bulk of the festivities will take place during Village Days Aug. 7-11. They include hot air balloon rides; a performance by members of the University of Wisconsin band; a laser light show on Broad Street; an alumni reunion village; 75th Anniversary Village Days parade; and fireworks.

Want to learn about Greendale's history? Keep up with the 75th anniversary columns.

Mercury May 02, 2013 at 01:18 AM
Thank you to all our village leaders, state leaders and public officials. We in Greendale are proud of our heritage. Our trustees, village president and village manager have prepared a celebration that will be remembered until our 100th. To all our village leaders who were part of this event we salute you.
Carol May 02, 2013 at 05:15 PM
I attended the celebration yesterday. How proud I am to be a resident of Greendale. Thanks to everyone who helped with everything. There is no other Village like us.
Gloria May 02, 2013 at 11:45 PM
We also attended yesterday's celebration. Great day for Greendale. School District was not to be seen. The district administrator was there as his aloof self. The students should have been a part of this wonderful day.
Gloria May 02, 2013 at 11:50 PM
Also, Mr. Hermes was very good and the celebration put on by our Village was just the best.
Jason Dembosky May 04, 2013 at 12:16 AM
A big Thank You to all that attended! I had fun myself, being a volunteer (there were many of us!). It was quite a sight to see all of the dignitaries show up and speak to the public. It is you, the citizens of Greendale, that make this Village so enjoyable to live in. Making the National Historic Landmark is something only you can make happen. Look for a small video clip of Wednesday's event show up soon! But, we're not done yet! August 7-11 is Village Days and will be an even bigger event, starting off with our Retro 40's Night from 5PM-9PM on the 7th. Mark your calendars!

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