A note of thanks on this Memorial Day to more than 40 students from Silverbrook Middle School Builders Club and Badger School for volunteering to place American flags on veteran’s graves at Washington County Memorial Park.
This is the sixth year the Kiwanis Early Risers have wrapped their arms around students by paying tribute to veterans. Kiwanis member Scott Schmidt said the students learn history, respect and how people fought for this country’s freedom.
Johnson Bus of West Bend provided transport for the students to Washington County Memorial Park, Holy Angels, and Union Cemetery. About 1,900 flags will be placed on graves for Memorial Day.
The West Bend Memorial Day parade will step off at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 30.
A ceremony will follow at the Old Courthouse Square on Fifth Avenue and Poplar. The keynote speaker will be Gold Star Mother Liz Kryst of West Bend.