Memorial Day 2019: Ceremonies and processions, festivals and parades

Appleton Memorial Day ceremony in 2018 (WBAY photo)

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All events take place on Monday, May 27, unless specifically noted.


De Pere: De Pere Kiwanis Memorial Day Parade 10 a.m. start at West De Pere High School proceeding to Broadway and Cass St. (Same route as previous years. Celebrate De Pere Committee plans to bus veterans after the parade to Brown County Fairgrounds for the Veterans Salute).

Green Bay: 11 a.m., Fort Howard Memorial Park, 1350 N. Military Ave. Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony and Veterans Service in the cemetery across from the Veterans Field of Honor. American Legion Salute to the Dead, 21-gun salute, Taps, dove release, music, raffle benefiting Old Glory Honor Flight. John Maino is keynote speaker.

Green Bay: Memorial Day event 11 a.m., Nicolet Memorial Gardens, 2770 Bay Settlement Rd. Military service, guest speakers, rifle salute, music.

De Pere: Memorial Day ceremony. 12:00 p.m. Veterans Salute at the Brown County fairgrounds, 1500 Fort Howard Ave. 12:30 p.m. Ceremony at Celebrate De Pere main stage at the fairgrounds (Celebrate De Pere has moved from Voyageur Park in downtown De Pere).

Green Bay: Green Bay Botanical Garden. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., free admission for active-duty military personnel and veterans. 2600 Larsen Rd.


Fond du Lac: 2019 Salute the Troops Memorial Races. 7 a.m. half marathon, 7:30 a.m. 5K run/walk, 9:45 a.m. kids race. Food, games, prizes. Oven Island, Lakeside Park, 555 N. Park Ave.

Fond du Lac: Memorial Day Parade, 10 a.m. Starts at Main St. and Guindon Blvd., proceeds north to Veterans Park, 190 S. Main St. Ceremony immediately follows.


Kewaunee: Memorial Day Procession, Parade and Observances. 9 a.m. veterans assemble at Post 29 American Legion, Lincoln and Juneau streets. Procession to Atrium Post Acute Care of Kewaunee for Memorial Day service. 10:15 a.m. parade from Kewaunee High School, north on Third St., to Riverview Cemetery, then south on Second St., east on Vliet St. to Holy Rosary Church cemetery, ending at Kewaunee County courthouse. 11 a.m., Memorial Day program at the courthouse, including Roll of Honor of all veterans buried in Kewaunee cemeteries and wreath placement ceremony at Veterans Memorial.


Manitowoc: Memorial Day procession and program, 9 a.m. Parade starts at S. 8th and Washington streets proceeding to the Veterans Memorial via 8th St., Huron St., and Michigan Ave. Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial.

Manitowoc: CNC Golf Links. 7 a.m. - 9 p.m., free walking round of golf. Military personnel and veterans. 4935 County Rd. C.

Mishicot: Memorial Day Observance. 11 a.m., food, refreshments, kids games at Veterans Park. 12 p.m. parade on Main Street downtown, immediately followed by ceremony and observance at Mishicot Public Cemetery, 248 E. Main St. Live music at Veterans Park 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Two Rivers: Memorial Day Parade, 9 a.m. Downtown Main Street to Pioneer Rest Cemetery, followed by Memorial Day program for our fallen.


Crivitz: Red, White and Music Fest. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Crivitz Community Veterans Park, Louisa Street. Live bands, kids games (until 5 p.m.), food, beer. All proceeds benefit Veterans Park.


Appleton: Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m. Memorial Day services by the Fox Valley Veterans Council, Outagamie County Administration Building (west entrance), 320 S. Walnut St. Public is invited.

Appleton: Memorial Day parade. 8:58 a.m. national anthem at College Ave. and Appleton St. 9 a.m. parade to Riverside Cemetery, 714 Owaissa St. Memorial Day ceremony immediately follows at George D. Eggleston monument, followed by a second ceremony at American Legion Post 38 plot at St. Joseph Ceremony within Riverside Cemetery.


Birnamwood: Legion Post #341 Memorial Day Celebration. 8:45 a.m. honors at Hogarty Cemetery. 9:30 a.m. honors at Aniwa Cemetery. 9:45 a.m. honors at Town Line-St. John's Cemetery. 10:30 a.m. parade to Birnamwood Elementary School. Program in school gym with guest speaker Kevin Hermening, 1979 P.O.W. at U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran. Following program, a final memorial ceremony at Forest Cemetery. Chicken dinner and raffles at Chet & Emil's Restaurant, 12 to 2 p.m. (dinner reservation required, 715-449-2226).

Bonduel: Memorial Day Observance, Bonduel Community Archives and Gazebo, 108 S. First St. Program starts at 10:30 a.m.

Shawano: Shawano Allied Veterans Memorial Day Parade, 9:20 a.m. Parade starts at Huckleberry Harbor, 222 N. Sawyer St., proceeding east on Fifth St. to Woodlawn Cemetery, 1115 E. Green Bay St., followed by memorial program at 10 a.m.


Plymouth: Memorial Day Parade, 10 a.m. Mill Street to Union Cemetery. Traditional Memorial Day ceremonies immediately follow at Union Cemetery, corner of North St. and Forest Ave.


Oshkosh: Memorial Day procession. 7 a.m. reading of names at South Park. 8 a.m. wreath laying at Fox River near Main Street Bridge (behind Oshkosh Convention Center). 9 a.m. procession from Jackson St. and Algoma Blvd. to Riverside Cemetery.

Omro: 9 a.m. parade followed immediately by service at Omro Veterans Memorial in Scott Park led by American Legion Post 234 to read the names of 15 local fallen veterans and dedicate a plaque for Gloria A. Redlin, a civilian volunteer nurse killed in the Vietnam War.

Oshkosh: Museum display. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Military Veterans Museum, 4300 Poberezny Rd. Dedication of a new display featuring work by Appleton native Tim Mayer. Free admission.