May 8, 2017 – West Bend, WI – There were sunny skies and a bit of a breeze on Saturday but more-than-desirable working conditions for a group of volunteers who replaced veterans markers on graves at Washington County Memorial Park.
Hundreds of markers were measured to a standard 8 inches and the plastic marker noting the time of service was replaced with a metal marker.
The project is being done prior to Memorial Day.
West Bend’s Memorial Day Parade will be
The West Bend Memorial Day parade will step off at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 29. A ceremony will follow at the Old Courthouse Square on Fifth Avenue and Poplar. The keynote speaker will be Vietnam veteran Richard Limbeck.
This will be the second year a new podium, constructed by Wisconsin House Woodworks, will be used.
The podium is designed with a POW MIA stained glass piece in front along with a special box for a folded American flag. The flag belongs to veteran Limbeck’s father.