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Posted on: May 19, 2023

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: Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony (rain or shine)
When:  Sunday, May 28, 11 a.m.
Where:  21731 Spring Street, Union Grove
Note: For more information, please contact Memorial Day Program Coordinator/SWVMC Office Representative Marina Johnstone at 262-878-5660, ext. 106, or

What: Memorial Day Ceremony — to include singing of the National Anthem and “Eternal Father,” a flower and wreath dedication
Who: Navy Club Ship 40 Kenosha
When: Monday, May 29, 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 29, 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 Ceremony, Twin Lakes
Who: American Legion Post 544, Twin Lakes
When: Monday, May 29. 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 544 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 262-492-3073 or American Legion Post 544 at 262-877-3669.

What: Memorial Day Ceremony
Who: American Legion Post 21, Kenosha
When: Monday, May 29, 10 a.m.
Where: Green Ridge Cemetery, 6604 Seventh Ave., Kenosha
Note: For more information please contact, Tom Visintainer 262-620-5646.

What: Memorial Day Ceremony
Who: Sunset Ridge Memorial Park and American Legion David Leet Post 552
When: Monday, May 29, 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 in 2022 and 2023, honoring all Veterans everywhere. The keynote speaker is David Wiedenkeller, the “living historian.” Other features include a dove release; bag pipes and the playing of Taps; and Singer Morgan Kelsey performing the National Anthem. For more details, please contact Roger Miesbauer at Sunset Ridge, at 262-652-7488.

What: Memorial Day Ceremony
Who: VFW Post 7308, Pleasant Prairie
When: Monday, May 29, 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 29. 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 Post Commander Arran Edwards at 262-652-2751.

What: Memorial Day Ceremony — to include POW/MIA Service
Who: Kenosha Area Vietnam Veterans
When: Monday, May 29, noon
Where: Library Park, 711 59th Place, Kenosha
Note: For more details, please contact Rich Bowker at 262-694-1129.

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