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PRESENTED BY BAY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL AND SPONSORED BY THE WAR MEMORIAL CENTER. SEE FULL EVENT INFORMATION BELOW. All ticket proceeds will go toward the Lance P. Sijan Memorial Scholarship at Bay View High School.

Captain Lance P. Sijan Memorial Tour

War Memorial Center

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

Captain Lance P. Sijan Memorial Tour

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Sijan tour ticket
All proceeds go to the Bay View High School Capt. Lance P. Sijan Scholarship Fund.
May 4, 2019 $20.00 $2.85
18 and under ticket   more info May 4, 2019 $5.00 $1.94
Donation
Can't make the tour? You can still support the Lance P. Sijan Memorial Scholarship by making a donation in any amount. Ask about corporate sponsorship opportunities!
May 4, 2019 Enter donation ($)
18 and under ticket May 4, 2019 Free $0.00

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Event Details

The Captain Lance P. Sijan Memorial Tour honors the life and legacy of Lance Peter Sijan, who graduated from BVHS in 1960 and from the United States Air Force Academy in 1965.

After pilot training, he was stationed at Da Nang Air Base in South Vietnam, where he flew as a pilot and systems officer in an F-4 Phantom. On November 9, 1967, Sijan ejected from his disabled plane and despite suffering severe injuries, managed to evade capture for the next 45 days. He was captured by the North Vietnamese on Christmas day and would later die in a POW camp on January 22, 1968. Sijan was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 1976. 

On May 4, Sijan's story of courage, love and loss will be explored through a community tour that begins and ends at Bay View High School and includes these stops:

  • The airport’s Mitchell Gallery of Flight (Sijan memorabilia, including a replica of his Medal of Honor)
  • The Captain Lance Sijan Memorial Plaza (where we’ll see an F-4 Phantom, the plane Sijan flew)
  • Arlington Park Cemetery in Milwaukee where Sijan is buried
  • War Memorial Center: Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Honor Roll of Milwaukee County war dead

We are honored to have Lance Sijan’s sister Janine Sijan-Rozina lead the tour. All proceeds will go to the Bay View High School Lance P. Sijan Memorial Scholarship, awarded this year for the first time in 32 years. 

**See the film about Lance Sijan at the War Memorial Center on May 9, 6 pm!

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All ages are welcome, plus special pricing for students aged 18 and under - and a limited number of FREE 18-and-under tickets!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please find street parking around Bay View High School. 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email education@warmemorialcenter.org

What's the refund policy?

Sorry, no refunds available after May 1.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes. 

Where does the ticket money go?

All profits to toward the Bay View High School Lance P. Sijan Memorial Scholarship.

What if I can't go on the tour - can I still support the scholarship? 

Yes! Select "Donation" to support the scholarship fund. To avoid paying a processing fee, you may make a check out to Bay View High School, add this in memo:  Sijan Scholarship and send to:

c/o Trina Halsey
Bay View High School 
2751 S Lenox St
Milwaukee, WI 53207

 


 

Have questions about Captain Lance P. Sijan Memorial Tour? Contact War Memorial Center

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Bay View/Milwaukee
Start/finish at Bay View High School
2751 S Lenox St
Bay View, WI 53207

Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)


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