The Medal of Honor is widely recognized as the highest and most prestigious decoration awarded for service in the United States Armed Forces. Developed during the Civil War, the Medal of Honor has only been awarded to 3,511 individuals, 64 of whom are from Wisconsin. This Memorial Day, people all across the United States are honoring those who have fallen.
The task: Our client, Branigan, asked us to create an interactive, educational exhibit to display info about Wisconsin’s Medal of Honor recipients in a meaningful way.
What we did: Starting in the winter of 2021, Tri-Marq took on a project to honor those 64 men from Wisconsin who showed great valor in the face of fear. Over the course of 18 months, we worked to create the interactive exhibit you see now at the Milwaukee War Memorial Center. The Medal of Honor memorial features an interactive display including a video wall with a focused speaker, a kiosk, and plaques. This display allows the public to search for and read about each of the recipients to learn about their life in Wisconsin, where they served, the date each received their award, and their location of burial.
One such story is that of Captain Lance Sijan who earned his Medal of Honor after surviving a plane crash and 6 weeks in enemy territory in Vietnam. Janine Sijan Rozina, Lance’s sister, recalled hearing how he never broke the code of conduct as a prisoner of war and even garnered respect from the enemy. When he passed, he was buried with a headstone. Sijan’s story is now one of those featured at the War Memorial Center, where his story of sacrifice will never be forgotten.
For this project, Tri-Marq handled video editing, creative navigation, kiosk software programming, project management for kiosk bild, audio recording + sound design, and production.
Thank you to Fox 6, CBS 58, and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for the photos of the exhibit.