MONONA -- The Monona Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10:00 AM on Monday, causing a large section of Monona Drive to be shut down.
Monona Drive will remain closed from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
This is Wisconsin's largest - with more than 100 units - and longest running - for 56 years - Memorial Day Parade.
The 1.5 mile parade route will begin just past Monona Grove High School and travels south on Monona Drive then right onto Owen Road, disbanding at Village Lanes.
After the parade, a few memorial ceremonies will honor those who have and are serving our country. These will be held at the Monona Heritage Center Senior Campus, Roselawn Cemeteries, and Highland Memory Gardens.
MONONA -- Homes For Heroes will be showing their appreciation to the many local heroes in our community including military personnel, police officers, firefighters, teachers and first responders.
Homes For Heroes is a community-minded company whose purpose is to provide real rebates and real discounts for workforce heroes buying or selling a home.
They are welcoming this great program to Dane County by inviting local heroes to a ribbon cutting ceremony.
This event will be taking place at the Monona Grove High School (4400 Monona Dr., Monona) at 9:25 AM.
Following the ribbon cutting ceremony by Mayor Bob Miller, there will be a memorial service for Veterans.
Students of Monona Grove schools will be singing the National Anthem and the parade will take place beginning at 10AM.
STOUGHTON -- "Honor the Dead, Heal the Wounded and Stop the Wars,"a Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 2:45PM at Veterans Park in Stoughton (S. Page St. and Riverside Dr.)
This event is sponsored by Veterans for Peace and the Stoughton Area Peace Coalition,
Veterans and non-vets will be speaking and the audience will be asked to help read the names of Stoughton area men and women who died serving our country.
MADISON -- "Memorial Mile" commemorates each soldier killed in the Iraq/Afghanistan wars with small white "tombstones." These tombstones can be seen along the frontage on Atwood Avenue.
The public is invited to drive the week-long "Memorial Mile" installation. The display will be up until June 5.
A tent will be set up where the public can view a book of fallen Wisconsin veterans and log comments.
MADISON -- Chapter 25 of Veterans for Peace will hold a Memorial Day Commemoration at James Madison Park.
The event will be held on Monday, May 30th from 1-2:30 PM.
Veterans for Peace is a national organization hoping to help the public understand the real meaning of Veterans Day.
Matt Rothschold, editor of The Progressive, will be the keynote speaker.
Music will be provided by the Madison folk group "Old Cool"
FITCHBURG -- Fitchburg will be holding a Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 30, at 12:45PM.
The event will take place at Gorman Park (2377 S. Fish Hatchery Rd.).
Mayor Shawn Pfaff will provide welcome and introductions.
Ellsworth Brown, The Ruth and Harley Barker Director of the Wisconsin Historical Society, will give a short, keynote speech titled "Patriotism is Above Political Consideration," which remembers Memorial Day through the experience of making the Camp Randall memorial.
The Oregon/Brooklyn VFW Post 10272 will conduct a Memorial Day Service.
Niles and Hazel Schley will participate in a wreath laying ceremony.
CROSS PLAINS -- Cross Plains is hosting a special Memorial Day event. There will be hosting a breakfast from 7-8AM at the American Legion Post #245.
Following will be a military ceremony from 8-10AM.
Cross Plains will then host a parade beginning at 11AM. The parade starts at the State Bank of Cross Plains and proceeds down Park Street to Legion Hall. It concludes with a Memorial Service at American Legion Post # 245, one block north of Main on American Legion Drive.
From 1-4:30PM there will be a community BBQ with a beer stand, DJ, pie and ice cream sale and kids activities.
VFW Hall is at 2217 American Legion Drive in Cross Plains.
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