MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce announced the Grand Marshal of the upcoming Wisconsin Veterans Day Parade will be Anna Mae Robertson, Milwaukee resident, and WWII veteran.

Robertson was a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion in 1943. Robertson’s Battalion, also known as the “Six Triple Eight,” was sent to Europe in February 1945 to sort an extensive backlog of mail. It was the only all-African American Women Army Corps Battalion to serve overseas during World War II.

Recently, Mayor Cavalier Johnson presented veteran Anna Mae Robertson with a proclamation in celebration of her military career and civilian accomplishments for her 98th Birthday.

After returning from the war, Anna found work at the VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, where she met her soon-to-be husband. After five years at the VAMC, Robertson had children and stopped working. She had eight children with her husband and continues to live in Milwaukee.

The Wisconsin Veterans Day Parade honors and celebrates the service of Wisconsin’s veterans and their families. The parade is taking place on November 5th in historic downtown Milwaukee. It will be followed by the Wisconsin Veterans Day Festival featuring live entertainment, food, drinks, exhibitors and vendors, and resources for Wisconsin veterans and their families at the plaza of the iconic Marcus Performing Arts Center.

You can find more information on the event here:

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