Plans have been announced for the Memorial Day observance to take place in downtown Kewaunee on Monday.
During the week, flags are being placed at each deceased veteran’s grave at the two cemeteries in the city.
Monday morning, Memorial Day, veterans are asked to assemble at 9 a.m. at the Post 29 American Legion building, Lincoln and Juneau streets, and proceed to Atrium Post Acute Care Center, 1308 Lincoln St., Kewaunee, where a service is planned at 9:45 a.m.
The color guard, firing squad and other veterans will then proceed to Kewaunee High School to join the high school band, Kewaunee Fire Department and other units participating in the parade, which begins at 10:15 a.m.
The parade will proceed north on Third Street to Riverview Cemetery, then east on Miller Street, south on Second Street, and east on Vliet Street to the Holy Rosary Cemetery. Firing squad salutes are planned at each cemetery to honor the veterans buried there. The parade then will proceed to the Kewaunee County Courthouse, 613 Dodge St.
A Memorial Day program is scheduled to begin at approximately 11 a.m. at the courthouse. Jacob Czech of Kewaunee High School is the scheduled speaker, with the invocation by the Rev. Howard Batt of Grace Lutheran Church. County Veterans Service Officer Jane Babcock will read the Roll of Honor of all veterans who have passed away since Memorial Day 2016.
The public is invited to participate in the ceremony, which will be followed by refreshments and lunch at the Legion building. In case of rain, the program will take place in the high school gymnasium at 11:15 a.m.