Navy veteran Cliff Teletzke of Waupun sailed on the Navy destroyer USS Stembel during the Korean War.
A Memorial Day observance ceremony will be held at 10:15 a.m. today at Pfiffner Pioneer Park. The city of Stevens Point band will perform a number of patriotic selections, Faith Mai, Michael McKenna, Andrew Narlock and Rev. Charles Smart will be featured speakers. A number of honor guards will present colors and a Vietnam veteran pilot will perform a flyover and drop a wreath onto the Wisconsin River to honor service members who lost their lives at sea. Free brats and hot dogs will be available at Bukolt Park starting at 11:30 a.m. until they run out.
A series of honors will be performed at local cemeteries in Plover starting at 8 a.m. . The services are as follows: 8 a.m., McDill Cemetery, County Highway Trunk H; 8:30 a.m., Liberty Corner Ceremony, County Highway Trunk J; 8:50 a.m., Maine Cemetery, South Hoover Avenue; 9:10 a.m., Korean War Memorial, Lake Pacawa in Plover; 9:40 a.m., Rest Lawn Cemetery, Highway 54 in Wood County; 10 a.m., Meehan Cemetery, Highway 54 and Meehan Drive; 10:20 a.m., St. Bronislava Cemetery, Highway 54, Plover; and 11a.m., Plover Village Memorial, off Post Road. Ceremonies will conclude at Veterans Memorial Park in Plover. A potluck will follow at the Plover VFW Clubhouse.
A Memorial Day celebration will be held 9 a.m. at the Amherst High School Gym in Amherst. The program will feature patriotic music, honors to gold star mothers and families who've lost veterans. A solemn processional will follow the celebration, which will lead to the Greenwood Cemetery for taps.
A Memorial Day parade and potluck will be held at the Legion Hall at 10 a.m.
St. Martin's Cemetery will host a veterans service and memorial dedication 10 a.m. Refreshments will follow.
Honors will be performed at local cemeteries from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.