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Memorial Day Programs
May 25 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Memorial Day observances are scheduled on Monday, May 25 in Waupaca, King, New London, Clintonville, Weyauwega, Fremont, Scandinavia, Iola, Manawa, Ogdensburg and Hortonville.
Following are the schedules for each community:
Waupaca Those that do not want to stand may bring lawn chairs. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1037 and Auxiliary will open its Memorial Day program with a waterside ceremony at 9 a.m. Monday, May 25, in Rotary Riverview Park, located behind Main Street in Waupaca. Those who are able to walk are asked to park on North Main Street and use the ramp to get to the bandstand. The Waupaca High School band will perform under the direction of Mark Kryshak. The VFW honor guard will fire rifles in honor of those who have fallen in service to their country. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held in Waupaca High School’s performing Arts Center.
King The Wisconsin Veterans Home in King will start its Memorial Day ceremonies with the flag placement at 6 a.m. Monday, May 25. A short lakeside service will take place at the Marden Center beginning at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony is set for 10:30 a.m. at the Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, N2665 County Trunk QQ. Featured speakers are U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Commandant Rich Mapes. The Waupaca Middle School eighth-grade band will perform under the direction of Shana Rogney.
New London A ceremony will begin at 9:15 a.m. at Taft Park in downtown New London on Monday, May 25. After the program, a brief Memorial Day ceremony will take place at the Floral Hill Cemetery gazebo. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremonies will be held at the Legion Post 263 building, 840 E. North Water St. For more information, call 920-572-0158.
Clintonville Memorial Day observances will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, May 25, on Memorial Drive in W.A. Olen Park in Clintonville. After a wreath is placed in the river, the parade will begin at 9:15 a.m. Ceremonies are set for 10 a.m. in Graceland Cemetery in Clintonville and approximately 11:15 a.m. in Riverside Cemetery in Embarrass.
Weyauwega The Weyauwega Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 25. It will start at 8:30 a.m. from the veterans’ clubhouse on Mill Street. The American Legon and VFW posts, along with the Boy and Girl scouts, Weyauwega Fire Department and Weyauwega-Fremont High School Band, will march to Oakwood Cemetery for the memorial service. Others interested in being part of the parade are welcome to join it. If it rains, the program will be held at 8:45 a.m. at W-F Middle School, which is located on Ann Street.
Fremont Memorial Day observances will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25, in Fremont. Parade units will assemble at 9:30 a.m. in the Fremont-Wolf River American Legion parking lot behind village hall. Services will be held, following the parade, at Wolf River Cemetery, along County Trunk H. Legion Post 391 will supervise the cemetery services. After the chaplain offers a prayer, students from Fremont Elementary School will read patriotic poems while Scouts place flowers at the graves of veterans. Post 391 will then fire rifles into the air in tribute to America’s fallen soldiers. The ceremony will conclude with the sounding of Taps. A potluck lunch at the Legion clubhouse will follow the ceremony. Those who wish to participate are asked to bring a dish to pass. Grilled sandwiches will be provided.
Iola-Scandinavia Sheveland-Taylor Post 14 of the American Legion sponsors Memorial Day activities in the Iola-Scandinavia area. The Memorial Day parade will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, starting at the Iola-Scandinavia High School parking lot and proceeding to Veterans Memorial Park on North Main Street. Following the service in the park, the parade will proceed and end at the Iola Historical Society’s historic village on Depot Street. The dinner will be held at the society’s Machine Shed at 222 Depot St. The pork roast starts at noon and runs until 3 p.m. All veterans are offered a free dinner in honor of their service. Local Legion members will be noting the branch and years of service for each veteran attending. The donation for dinner for spouses and the general public is $10, $5 for children 12 and under. The dinner includes all the trimmings. Sodas and bottled water will also be available for purchase from Iola’s Boy Scout Troop 631.
Manawa MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITIES May 25,2019: 9am Royalton Cemetary, 10 am Symco Bridge/ Symco Cemetary, 11 am Manawa Veteran’s Memorial/ Manawa Bridge, 11:45 am Little Wolf Cemetary, 12:15 pm lunch at Symco Union Town Hall. PUBLIC IS INVITED to a free lunch sponsored by the Disabled American Veteran’s Manawa Chapter #53. Special guest speakers at each cemetary. Veteran’s needed to help with activities. For more information contact Charles VanDenPlas @ 715-213-7916 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. You don’t need to bring anything for lunch but if you would like to let me know. ATTENTION: This will be the first year there will be no parade due to lack of public participation/ viewing. Please take some time out of your day to come to these events and honor and respect the veterans who served and died to give you your freedom. Help the Disabled American Veteran’s Manawa Chapter #53 pay respects.