COVID-19 concerns have canceled this year’s Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at the Kewaunee County Courthouse, as well as the Kewaunee parade.

The Kewaunee County Veteran’s Service Office, which helps organize the annual events, said it regrets that not holding services on May 25, but that in order to maintain public safety, it was considered better to cancel.

“Our veterans remain in our hearts and their families in our prayers. The local veteran organizations are still planning on placing flags on the graves of our lost soldiers in honor of their service to our country,” said Robert Stearns, Kewaunee County Veterans Service Officer. “We are still here to assist families and friends providing services to those in need. Next year, our office will again resume the normal remembrance at the War Memorial, where I will read the names of those that we lost last year and this year.”

To reach the Kewaunee County Veterans Service Office for assistance or to make a donation to help local veterans and their families through the Veterans Relief Fund, call 920-388-7198.