May 25, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Neighbors across Washington County are being asked to stand and remove their hats when the U.S. flag passes at the start of Memorial Day parades on Monday, May 29.
The day, also called Decoration Day, is for observance in memory of dead members of the armed forces of all wars. Today’s 1924 history photo is of an American Legion parade.
The picture was donated to the Kewaskum Historical Society by the James Andre family.
West Bend’s Memorial Day Parade steps off at 9:30 a.m. from Main and Oak Street.
The Village of Jackson’s service will be presented by the Henry Gumm Legion Post #486 at Peace Cemetery (corner of CTH P and Cedar Creek Road) at 8:30 a.m. with a reception to follow at the Jackson Area Community Center.
Slinger’s Memorial Day Parade begins at 10 a.m from Jim’s Place, 201 Kettle Moraine Drive, to Union Cemetery.
Farmington will host a ceremony at Fillmore Turner Hall at 12:30 p.m.
The annual Memorial Day Program at the Fillmore Turner Hall will feature the flag of our country. The program will include the Presentation of Colors, the Kewaskum High School band playing the National Anthem, a flag folding ceremony, and the traditional fresh flower wreath and placing of fresh flowers on veteran graves in the Cemetery.
Refreshments are available. The event is hosted by the Farmington Historical Society and is open to the public. Admission is free.
Can you identify the intersection in the photo?