Wednesday, June 29 2022
West Bend, WI – West Bend will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, 2022, with two events.

The first event will be an early morning “pre-parade” that will visit cemeteries in the West Bend area to honor veterans buried there. Those wishing to participate are asked to meet on Sixth Avenue between Poplar and Chestnut streets at 7:30 a.m. The “parade” will leave at 7:45 a.m. and visit St. James, Pilgrim Rest, Union, Washington County Memorial Park and Holy Angel Cemeteries.

The West Bend Memorial Day Parade will kick off abruptly at 9:30 a.m. with WWII Parade Grand Marshall veteran Joe Zadra leading the way.
Joe Zadra

The parade will proceed north on Main Street to Hickory Street, turning west on Hickory to Sixth Avenue, then south on Sixth, reaching its final destination at the Old Courthouse Plaza at the corner of Walnut and Sixth Avenue.

The Memorial Day ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. with West Bend East educator Scott Mindel as emcee. Reverend Adam Baker of West Bend Community Church will give the invocation and blessing. Isabella Pescador, a sophomore at West Bend West High School, will recite the preamble to the Constitution. West Bend High School senior Madison Gieryn will recite the Gettysburg Address. Kayla Dodge, a sophomore at West Bend West High School, will recite the poem “In Flanders Fields.” The keynote speaker will be retired police chief Kenneth Meuler.

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Those wishing to attend are requested to bring their own chairs.

Troop 780 will be selling refreshments. In case of rain, the program will take place inside the museum of the old courthouse.

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