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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Memorial Day programs, ceremonies to be held across Kenosha County

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Memorial Day will be observed at various events across Kenosha County over the holiday weekend. Here is a list of programs, compiled by the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services:

What: Memorial Day Ceremony at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Who: Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, Secretary Mary M. Kolar

When: Sunday, May 26, 11 a.m.

Where: 21731 Spring St., Union Grove (adjacent to the Wisconsin Veterans Home)

Note: For more details, please contact Matt Berg at 262-878-5660.


What: Memorial Day Ceremony – to include singing of the National Anthem and “Eternal Father,” a flower dedication.

Who: Navy Club Ship 40, Kenosha

When: Monday, May 27, 9 a.m.

Where: Navy Park, Sixth Avenue and 54th Street, Kenosha

Note: For more details, please contact Dick Stader at 262-654-9202.


What: Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade, Silver Lake

Who: American Legion Post 293, Silver Lake

When: Monday, May 27, 9 a.m. Service in front of the American Legion Hall to follow immediately after the parade.

Where: 307 N. Cogswell Drive, Silver Lake

Note: For more details, please contact Dave Bleser 262-889-4767

 

What: Memorial Day Ceremonies and Parade, Twin Lakes

Who: American Legion Post 544, Twin Lakes

When: Monday, May 27. Ceremony to start at Mound Prairie Cemetery at 9 a.m., then move to St. John’s Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. Parade from Lance Park to the American Legion post to begin at 11 a.m., with a ceremony to follow at the Legion post.

Where: 989 Lance Drive, Twin Lakes

Note: For more details, please contact Jim Schmidt 262-537-4001 or American Legion Post 544 at 262-877-3669.

 

What: Memorial Day Ceremony

Who: American Legion Post 21, Kenosha

When: Monday May 27, 10 a.m.

Where: Green Ridge Cemetery, 6604 Seventh Ave., Kenosha

Note: The placement of flags with help from Harborside Academy students will take place at noon Wednesday, May 22. For more details, please contact Larry Lewens 262-496-1095.


What: Memorial Day Ceremony

Who: Sunset Ridge Memorial Park and American Legion David Leet Post 552

When: Monday, May 27, 11 a.m.

Where: Sunset Ridge Memorial Park, 4300 Green Bay Road, Kenosha

Note: The program includes the reading of names of all veterans who have been interred at the park and honoring all veterans everywhere. The keynote speaker is David Wiedenkeller, a local historian and actor. St. Joseph Catholic Academy student Rachel Lovell will be singing. For more details, please contact Sunset Ridge 262-652-4788.


What: Memorial Day Ceremony

Who: VFW Post 7308, Pleasant Prairie Memorial Post

When: Monday, May 27, 2018, 11 a.m.

Where: Old St. Mark’s Cemetery, Ninth Court and 78th Street, Kenosha

Note: For more details, please contact John McCoy 262-358-2415.

 

What: Memorial Day and Flag Retirement ceremonies

Who: VFW Post 1865, Kenosha

When: Monday, May 27. Memorial Day Ceremony at noon, Flag Retirement Ceremony at 1 p.m.

Where: VFW Post 1865, 6618 39th Ave., Kenosha

Note: For more details, please contact Rob Roberts 262-652-2751.

 

What: Memorial Day Ceremony – to include POW/MIA Service

Who: Kenosha Area Vietnam Veterans

When: Monday, May 27, noon

Where: Library Park, 711 59th Place, Kenosha

Note: For more details, please contact Rich Bowker at 262-694-1129.

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