Memorial Day events

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Sullivan-Wallen American Legion Post 11 member Tom Harrison places flags on veterans graves Wednesday at Allouez Catholic Cemetery, in preparation for Memorial Day.
Sullivan-Wallen American Legion Post 11 member Tom Harrison places flags on veterans graves Wednesday at Allouez Catholic Cemetery, in preparation for Memorial Day.
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May 27

Memorial Day Veterans Cemetery Ceremonies: May 27 Abrams American Legion Post 523 conducts cemetery at Stiles Cemetery, 9 a.m; Brookside, 9:45 a.m.; Riverside in Little Suamico, 10:30 a.m.: John Cantius in Sobieski, 11:15 a.m. (920) 826-7130.


May 27

A Soldier's Remembrance: Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers ceremony: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 27, Heritage Hill State Park, 2640 S. Webster Ave., Allouez. Short flag ceremony, placing of wreaths, rifle squads from Allouez Post 11. 10 a.m. ceremony is free and open to the public. Fee to enter the park for additional events, including reenactment of soldiers and their familiies dressed in period clothing, patriotic music, speeches, poems, and ceremonies. $9 adults, $8 seniors (over 62), $7 age 4-17, free younger than 3. (920) 448-5150.

Memorial Day Mass: 10:30 a.m. May 27, Allouez Chapel Mausoleum, 2121 Riverside Drive, Allouez. Followed by a veterans recognition ceremony at the chapel's Veterans Wall of Honor. (920) 432-7585.


Cemetery Service: 10:30 a.m. May 26, St. John Cemetery, at the west end of North Road, Ashwaubenon. (920) 609-1806.

Memorial Day service: 11 a.m. May 27, VFW Park, 1292 Cormier Road, Ashwaubenon. Speakers, rifle squad, flag raising, taps. (920) 655-8577.

Open House: 11:30 a.m. May 27, Ashwaubenon Historical Society Museum, 737 Cormier Road, Ashwaubenon. Public welcome. (920) 983-0353.


May 26

POW/MIA Memorial service: 10 a.m. May 26, Silver Cliff Memorial Park, conducted by the Parker-Jose-Stockwell American Legion Post 66 of Athelstane-Silver Cliff. Family picnic after the ceremony. Duaine Coenen, (920) 850-4286.

May 27

Cemetery Memorial service: 10 a.m. May 27, Athelstane Cemetery, and then at Sliver Cliff cemetery. Duaine Coenen, (920) 850-4286.


Military honor ceremony: After 9 a.m. service May 27, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Bellevue VFW Post 9677 visits cemeteries at Potters Field, Bay Settlement, Holy Martyrs of Gorcum and Pine Grove Lutheran. Flag placed on the grave of each departed comrade, ceremonial readings, rifle salute and taps. Lunch served after a memorial service at the vEterans Memorial Monument at the VFW Clubhouse, 3323 Kewaunee Road, lunch will be served. Public invited. Al Jauquet, (920) 360-4440.


May 26

Cemetery honors: 8 a.m. May 26. Robinson Post 538 visits nine rural cemeteries, reads off the names of the veterans.


May 27

Cemetery services: 7:30 a.m. May 27, American Legion Johnson-Hershman Post 363, 139 Railroad Road, Denmark. Members gather at the clubhouse to conduct cemetery services as follows: All Saints, 8 a.m.; West Danish, 8:15 a.m.; East Danish, 8:25 a.m.; River, 8:35 a.m.; Zion United Methodist, 8:45 a.m.; St. John-Maribel, 9 a.m.; St. Mary's-Stark, 9:25 a.m.; West Cooperstown, 9:35 a.m.; Rovnost National, 9:45 a.m.; Holy Trinity-New Denmark, 9:55 a.m.; Lark Emmanual, 10:15 a.m.; Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran-Shirley, 10:30 a.m.; Norwegian, 10:40 a.m.; St. Mary's-Glenmore, 10:50 a.m.; Denmark Memorial Park, 11:30 a.m. Post members return to the clubhouse after the ceremonies.


Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade: 10 a.m. May 27, parade begins in front of West De Pere High School and ends at Voyageur Park in east De Pere. The De Pere VFW will honor those who died for our country in a ceremony at Voyageur Park. The Desert Vets offer concessions. (920) 676-3496.


Cemetery services: 8 a.m. ceremony May 27, Memorial Park, just north of Duck Creek VFW, followed by St. John's Cemetery service on Pinecrest between Glendale and Evergreen, 9 a.m. (920) 819-2592.

Memorial Day Parade: 10 a.m. May 27. Parade starts at St. John Church, 2597 Glendale Ave., Howard. Travels Glendale to Velp, east to Riverview to Duck Creek Cemetery for ceremony. Concessions at the VFW after the parade. Hosted by Duck Creek VFW Post 7534. (920) 562-9520.


May 27

United Patriotic Society Ceremony: 4:30 p.m. May 27, Admiral Flatley Park, on the Fox River. Led by Larry Heyrman. Guest speaker, Mayor Schmitt remarks. Flag processional, tossing of wreaths and flowers into the water in remembrance of those who have died, and a bell ceremony. Taps. Naval Reserve contingent in dress uniform for flag raising and Honor Guard.

Veterans Park Ceremony: 8 a.m. May 27, next to Neville Museum, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay. Honor Guard, rifle squad, bagpipers present the colors. Chaplain leads the prayer and reading of the names. Taps. Public welcome. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 224.

Memorial Day Remembrance Program: 11 a.m. May 27, Fort Howard Memorial Park, Veterans Field of Honor, 1350 N. Military Ave., Green Bay. Keynote speaker: Tom Milbourn. Music, tributes to our military, balloon release. Light refreshments. Guests encouraged to bring a chair or blanket. Public welcome. (920) 494-5465.

Memorial Day at the Garden: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 27, Green Bay Botanical Garden, 2600 Larsen Road. All veterans admitted free. (920) 490-9457,


May 27

Procession and parade: 9:30 a.m. May 27. Veterans gather at Post 29 American Legion, 1113 Juneau St., Kewaunee, and proceed to Kewaunee Care Center grounds, 1308 Lincoln St., for 9:45 a.m. service. Color Guard, firing squad. Veterans join the Memorial Day parade, beginning at Kewaunee High School at 0:15 a.m. Third Street to Riverview Cemetery, east on Miller Street, south on Second Street, East on Vliet to Holy Rosary Church Cemetery, ending at Kewaunee County Courthouse. Courthouse program includes national anthem, invocation, Roll of Honor. Wreath placement ceremony at the Veterans Memorial, taps. Joseph Aulik, (920) 388-7198.


Cemetery services: 7:30 a.m. May 27. Veterans gather at Robert Cornelius VFW Post 7784, 980 Service Road, Oneida, and visit nine area cemeteries starting with the Lutheran cemetery on Hwy. J at 8 a.m., and honor veterans at Anna John Nursing Home. At the Oneida Nation Veterans Memorial, recognize seven community veterans, 32 Civil War veterans who never came back to Oneida after the war and Bataan Death March survivor, Roy House family. Booyah lunch follows.


Memorial Day Services: 9 a.m. May 27, Ripley Performing Arts Auditorium at Pulaski High School, 1040 S. St Augustine Drive, Pulaski. Participants asked to arrive at 8 a.m. Veterans place flags on graves of deceased veterans buried in 11 cemeteries. (920) 822-1181.


Memorial Day Program: 9 a.m. May 27. Parade begins at the American Legion, 322 W. Pearl St., Seymour. Pearl Street to Main, left on Muehl, left to Ivory, left on Factory, right onto Main Street to the Veterans Memorial, corner of Main and Depot streets. Ceremony includes national anthem, The Pledge of Allegiance, invocation, moment of silence, remarks by legion commander, president and mayor. Rifle honor guard salute, taps, "America The Beautiful" and benediction. (920) 833-2859.


May 27

Cemetery services: The Harold C. Anderson American Legion and Auxiliary Post 283 will visit cemeteries where fallen soldiers rest: St. Michaels, 9 a.m.; St. Johns and Pleasant Hill, 10 a.m.; Breed, 10:30 a.m.; Suring Nursing Home, 11 a.m.; Frostville and Trinity Cemetery, 11:45 a.m. and Hickory Cemetery, 2 p.m.


May 26

Cemetery Walk: 9:30 a.m. worship, 11 a.m. cemetery walk May 26, Zion Lutheran Church of Wayside, 8378 County W, Wayside. Walk is part of the Memorial Day ceremony. Families featured on this walk include the Rahn, Brandt, Herman Natzke, Boeder, Kiekhaefer, and Hinz families.

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