Memorial Day in Kewaunee County: Here are this weekend’s ceremonies to remember veterans
KEWAUNEE COUNTY – It's time once again to remember those who served this country and no longer are with us. Memorial Day ceremonies are being held across the county this weekend by its five American Legion posts, with a parade among the special events taking place, and the public is invited to attend them.
Here's a list of those ceremonies.
Robinson American Legion Post 538 of Carlton holds its ceremonies Sunday, honoring veterans at rest in nine rural cemeteries from 8:30 to about 11:30 a.m. The ceremony at each cemetery will have a roll call of the veterans interred in each, a bell ringing after each name, and the sounding of taps.
The cemetery visits start at St. John Nepomucene Cemetery in the Town of Krok, then proceed to St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery and Volunteer Cemetery, both in Carlton, at about 9 and 9:15 a.m. respectively; St. Hedwig's Catholic Cemetery in East Krok (9:30 a.m.); West Kewaunee United Methodist Church (9:45 a.m.); St Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Norman (Town of Carlton, 10 a.m.); Forest Hill Cemetery in Carlton (10:30 a.m.); Franklin Norwegian Cemetery on County AB north of Tisch Mills (11 a.m.); and St. Isidore the Farmer Catholic Cemetery, on Tisch Mills Road in Denmark (11:30 a.m.).
Also, members of Post 538 will take part in the annual Memorial Day parade at noon Monday in Mishicot.
Casco American Legion Post 319 will visit six local cemeteries between 7:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday to commemorate the veterans at rest in them, then hold a church service and a brief ceremony at Village Hall.
At the cemeteries, the names of the veterans buried there will be read, followed by a gun salute and the playing of taps.
The cemetery visits will be at St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery in Slovan, West Slovan Cemetery, Holy Trinity Cemetery in Casco, St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Lincoln, Brethren Cemetery and St. Hubert's Catholic Cemetery in Rosiere.
At 11:30 a.m., a wreath will be laid at the veterans' memorial at Village Hall, 311 Church Ave., with lunch to follow.
American Legion Post 29 of Kewaunee will memorialize its deceased veterans Monday with events at the city's cemeteries.
American flags were placed at each deceased veteran’s grave in Riverview Public Cemetery and Holy Rosary Church Cemetery during the preceding week.
Then on Monday, veterans and the public will gather at 10 a.m. at Riverview, 1003 Miller St., for a reading of names of the veterans buried there, with a rifle salute and playing of taps. Afterward, the same ceremony will be held at Holy Rosary, 519 Kilbourn St.; that is expected to begin around 10:30 a.m.
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The American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 of Luxemburg will visit cemeteries in the area Monday and hold a ceremony and reception in the village.
Two squads of Legion members will visit the cemeteries at five- to 15-minute intervals for short ceremonies consisting of a short prayer, a volley firing and the sounding of taps. One squad will visit St. Thomas the Apostle in Sugar Bush, St. Mary's in Humboldt, St. Killian in New Franken, St. Joseph in Pilsen, St. Paul in Ellisville and St. Mary's in Luxemburg between 7 and 8:15 a.m.
The other squad will visit St. John in Luxemburg, St. Odile in Thiry Daems, St. Francis de Paul in Duvall, St. Louis in Dyckesville, Robinson Presbyterian in Champion, St. Joseph's in Champion, St. Martin's in Tonet, St. Amand in Walhain and French Spiritualist in Walhain from 7 to 8:50 a.m.
At 10 a.m. a brief ceremony will be held at the Veteran's Memorial at the Bank of Luxemburg, 630 Main St. A wreath will be presented to honor all veterans, followed by a rifle salute and taps.
Also, members of the Luxemburg post will take part in a ceremony at 1 p.m. at Fleet Farm East on Main Street in Green Bay.
Ernest Haucke American Legion Post 236 of Algoma opens its Memorial Day ceremonies with post members and the Algoma Honor Guard heading out from Legion Hall at 6:30 a.m. Monday to visit seven local cemeteries. At the cemeteries, there will be a prayer, a gun salute and the playing of taps. The public is welcome to follow the veterans as they move from cemetery to cemetery.
The cemeteries are St. Paul Cemetery on Wolf River Drive; St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery on Church Street; Tweedale Cemetery, which is on private property on Lake Street but houses four Civil War veterans; Wiesner Cemetery, at Eighth Road and County D; St. Mary's Church of Alaska, south of the city at County D and State 42; St. John's Lutheran at State 54 and County D in Rankin; and Evergreen Cemetery, 6067 State 54 (Jefferson St.).
At 10 a.m., the city's traditional Memorial Day parade marches off from City Hall, 416 Fremont St., and heads through downtown to Legion Park, 613 Second St.
Once at the park (about 11 a.m.), the public can join in a ceremony that features the introduction of this year’s Legion Poppy Process, Ruth Gerdmann; patriotic music played by the Algoma High School Band; and speeches by Mayor Virginia Haske and Julia Vandervest, a senior at Algoma High School and recipient of the Algoma post's $200 Legion scholarship.
The ceremony will conclude with a reading of the names of veterans from the area who died in the past year, another gun salute and playing of taps.
Also, the Knights of Columbus will host a free breakfast just for veterans and their spouses or partners at 8 a.m.
Contact Christopher Clough at 920-741-7952, 920-562-8900 or [email protected]
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