Memorial Day observed around the county

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CSI Media, Gazette staff | May 26, 2017

Area communities have planned parades, ceremonies and other observances in honor of Memorial Day Monday, May 29.


Memorial Day parade, May 29, 9 a.m., downtown Burlington. 262-763-6044,,



A Memorial Day parade will begin shortly before 11 a.m. Monday in front of the Darien Fire Station.

The parade will march to Darien Cemetery on Highway 14 for a presentation and later visit Fairfield Cemetery and Allens Grove Cemetery.


Delavan Memorial Day parade, May 29, 9 a.m. at corner of Main Street and Walworth Avenue in downtown Delavan, then heads to Seventh Street and north to Spring Grove Cemetery for ceremony at the Civil War monument. Nick Stark leads the Delavan-Darien High School band performance. The emcee is Lt. Col. John Loomer (Ret.). The Rev. Joel Prather of Christ Episcopal Church provides the invocation, while the speaker will be U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Jeff Scherer. Vittoria Reshkus is the poppy princess. Participants will then march to Old Settlers Cemetery (behind the hotel) for the national anthem, salute and taps and then walk to American Legion Post 95. Meanwhile, the rifle and bugler units will head to Rose Lawn and East Delavan cemeteries. In case of inclement weather, activities will begin at 9:15 a.m. at DDHS. For more information, call George Ballman at 262-728-3558.

East Troy

A Memorial Day parade hosted by the American Legion Loomis-Martin Post 188 starts at 10 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Beulah Avenue and Main Street and travels east on Main Street to the East Troy village square.

A ceremony at the conclusion of the parade includes performances by the middle school and high school bands and a 21-gun salute for soldiers who were killed in combat, as well as a roll call for veterans who have died within the last year.


The Elkhorn VFW ceremonies start at 8:30 a.m. Monday at North Geneva Cemetery, 9:30 a.m. at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Tibbetts and 10 a.m. at Hartwell Cemetery.

The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. in downtown Elkhorn with a service at Veterans Park around 10:45 a.m.

Ceremonies continue at Mount Olivet Cemetery at about 11:30 a.m. and then at Hazel Ridge Cemetery.

A program at the lakefront memorial at Lake Como is set for 2 p.m.

The Memorial Day parade starts at 11 a.m. Monday at the post office and proceeds down Third Avenue to Lake Street and then to Reid Park, where a short ceremony will be held.

Lake Geneva

A Memorial Day parade will start at 10 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Wisconsin and Broad streets.


A Memorial Day observance will take place at 10 a.m. Monday at the town of Lyons Municipal Building, 6339 Hospital Road, Burlington.
The Rev. Mitch Considine will speak. Members of Lyons Fire and Rescue and the Rice-Lemmerhirt-Smith American Legion Post 327 will attend the ceremony.

Tibbets/Sugar Creek

Tibbets 120th annual Memorial Day service, May 29, 9 a.m., Sugar Creek Town Hall. Invocation by the Rev. Kristin Nelson of Millard Church. Program followed by parade to Mount Pleasant Cemetery, led by the Elkhorn Middle School Band. American Legion Post from Elkhorn will lead the cemetery service honoring veterans.


A parade will start at 9:45 a.m. Monday at Walworth Elementary School and will head to the Walworth Center Cemetery on Kenosha Street for a 10 a.m. service.


A Memorial Day observance will start at 9 a.m. Monday in Father Berry Hall at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1235 W. Main St. Whitewater VFW Post 5470 will join the Monsignor Thomas Berry Council 1690 of the Knights of Columbus of Whitewater and Palmyra at the observance.

The Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. The parade's starting location was not available at press time. The American Legion is in charge of the parade.

Williams Bay

Williams Bay Memorial Day parade, May 29, 10:30 a.m., starting at the corner of Clover and Cherry streets. Participants in the parade should meet with Allen Kenyon of the VFW at 10 a.m. The parade concludes with a ceremony at Edgewater Park in Williams Bay.

Hosted by Geneva Lake Post 2373 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  

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