Etiquette for Memorial Day Parades

May 22, 2019 – 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 27.



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 Street and Oak Street.

Hartford’s Memorial Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Main Street and continues to Sawyer Park, where a program organized by Hartford VFW and American Legion Post 19 and United Vietnam Veterans of Hartford will take place at 11 a.m.

Newburg’s Memorial Day program of the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 448 starts at 1 p.m.  at Freedom Park in Newburg.

Germantown will have a Memorial Day ceremony starting at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in Germantown, on the corner of Freistadt and Park Avenue.

Kewaskum’s American Legion Post 384 Memorial Day Parade starts at the high school, Monday May 27, 2019 at 9:30 a.m., and ends at the American Legion Post Hall with a program to follow at 10:30 a.m. Ladies Auxiliary and Legion Brat fry will serve food after the program including Brats,Burgers,Hot Dogs, Soda and Beer. All Boy and Girl Scouts as well as church groups and young children with parents are welcome. Tell your friends and neighbors to attend this Memorial Day Event. Thank You Post 384.

Slinger’s Memorial Day Parade steps off at 10 a.m. and will march from the VFW to the cemetery. There’s a short program and then back to VFW for the brat fry.


Can you identify the intersection in the photo?


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