Memorial Day observances are scheduled on Monday, May 27, in Waupaca, King, Weyauwega, Fremont, Iola, Scandinavia and Ogdensburg.
Following are the schedules for each community:
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1037 and Auxiliary will lead Memorial Day services in Waupaca.
At 5 p.m. Friday, May 24, VFW members will place flags at the veterans’ graves in Lakeside Cemetery in Waupaca. Anyone who does not have a veterans flag for a loved one’s grave may contact the Waupaca County Veterans Service office at the courthouse.
On Memorial Day, the VFW and Auxiliary will present a program at Rotary Riverview Park behind Main Street in Waupaca.
The program will begin at 9 a.m., when the Auxiliary holds a waterside ceremony.
The Waupaca High School Band, under the direction of Mark Kryshak, will perform patriotic music.
Waupaca High School students Mikayla Martin and Jacob Pomerenke will read the Gettysburg Address and Logans Orders. Zane Johnson and Kierstan Leaf will be the buglers for “Taps.”
Waupaca County Veterans Service Officer Wayne Knutson will be the featured speaker.
The VFW urges those who can walk to park on North Main Street and take the ramp down to the bandstand.
In case of inclement weather, the program will be held at Waupaca High School.
Memorial Day observances will be held on the grounds of the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.
The program will begin with a waterside service at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Marden Center on Rainbow Lake. The Women’s Relief Corps, Waupaca Middle School Eighth Grade Band, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Military Funeral Honors Team and the Wisconsin Veterans Home Honor Guard will participate.
At 10 a.m. veterans service organizations, Waupaca High School Badger State representatives and the eighth grade band will assemble at the Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
The keynote speaker will be John Townsend. He has served on the Wisconsin Board of Veterans Affairs since May 2011.
A veteran of the Vietnam War, Townsend served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1966, then in the Naval Reserve until he retired with the rank of captain. He also served from 1998 to 2010 in the Wisconsin Assembly.
Volunteers are needed to help place 6,000 flags on graves at the veterans home cemetery at 6 a.m. on Memorial Day.
The Weyauwega Memorial Day parade will be held on Monday, May 27, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the American Legion clubhouse on Mill Street.
The American Legion and VFW posts, along with Boy and Girl scouts, the Weyauwega Fire Department and the Weyauwega-Fremont High School Band, will march to Oakwood Cemetery for the memorial service.
Those who want to be a part of the parade are invited to join it.
The Memorial Day program at the cemetery will feature guest speaker Judge Philip M. Kirk of Waupaca County Circuit Court, Branch I.
Music will be provided by the W-F High School Band and by Danny Darren.
If it rains, the program will be held at 8:45 a.m. at W-F Middle School, on Ann Street.
Memorial Day observances will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, in Fremont.
Parade units will assesmble at 9:30 a.m. in the Fremont-Wolf River American Legion parking lot behind village hall.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and proceed down Fillmore Street to Wolf River Drive to West Main Street before ending on Waupaca Street in front of the Legion hall.
The parade will include the American Legion Post 391 Color Guard and flag bearers representing the American Legion Auxiliary; the Weyauwega-Fremont High School marching band, under the direction of Andrew Schmidt; village police; the Fremont-Wolf River Fire Department; Fremont-Wolf River Ambulance Services; Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts; 4-H club members; and several antique cars.
Anyone who wants to be a part of the parade should assemble at the Legion hall parking lot prior to the parade.
Services will be held, following the parade, at Lakeside Cemetery along County Road U. 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.
Memorial Day activities in the Iola-Scandinavia area will begin with military honors at 10 a.m. at the Scandinavia bridge, followed by military honors at 10:15 a.m. at the Scandinavia cemetery.
The Memorial Day parade will begin at 11 a.m. in downtown Iola, followed by military services at Legion Park.
A potluck for all veterans and their families will be held at about 12:30 p.m. at Iola Old Car Show Activity Center.
Memorial Day observances will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, at Reed Murray Memorial Park in Ogdensburg.