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Memorial Day Events

County of Kenosha


May 17, 2023

News release


Contact: Ali Nelson



Memorial Day programs, ceremonies to be held
across Kenosha County

Memorial Day will be observed at various events across Kenosha County over the holiday weekend. Here is a list of programs, compiled by the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services:

What: Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony (rain or shine)

When:  Sunday, May 28th at 11:00 a.m.

Where:  21731 Spring Street, Union Grove WI 53182

Note:  Memorial Day Program Coordinator / SWVMC Office Representative, Marina Johnstone 262-878-5660 Ext:106

What: Memorial Day Ceremony – to include singing of the National Anthem and “Eternal Father,” a flower and wreath dedication.

Who: Navy Club Ship 40 Kenosha

When: Monday, May 29th, 9:00 a.m.

Where: Navy Park, Sixth Avenue and 54th Street, Kenosha  

Note: For more details, please contact Dick Stader at 262-654-9202.

What: Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade, Silver Lake

Who: American Legion Post 293, Silver Lake

When: Monday, May 29th, 9 a.m. Service in front of the American Legion Hall to follow immediately after the parade.

Where: 307 N. Cogswell Drive, Silver Lake

Note: For more details, please contact Dave Bleser 262-889-4767

What: Memorial Day Ceremony, Twin Lakes

Who: American Legion Post 544, Twin Lakes

When: Monday, May 29th, Ceremony to start at Mound Prairie Cemetery at 9 a.m., then move to St. John’s Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. Parade from Lance Park to the American Legion Post 544 to begin at 11 a.m., with a ceremony to follow at the Legion post.

Where: 989 Lance Drive, Twin Lakes-10:00 a.m. Assembly

Why: In observance of Memorial Day

Note: For more details, please contact Jim Schmidt 262-492-3073 or American Legion Post 544 262-877-3669.

What: Memorial Day Ceremony

Who: American Legion Post 21, Kenosha

When: Monday, May 29th, 10 a.m.

Where: Green Ridge Cemetery, 6604 Seventh Ave., Kenosha

Note: For more information please contact, Tom Visintainer 262-620-5646.

What: Memorial Day Ceremony

Who: Sunset Ridge Memorial Park and American Legion David Leet Post 552

When: Monday, May 29th, 11:00 a.m.

Where: Sunset Ridge Memorial Park, 4300 Green Bay Road, Kenosha

Note: The program includes the reading of names of all Veterans who have been interred at the park in 2022 and honoring all Veterans everywhere. The keynote speaker is David Wiedenkeller, the “living historian”. Dove Release; Music- Bag Pipes and Taps; Singer, Morgan Kelsey singing “National Anthem” For more details, please contact Sunset Ridge 262-652-7488.

What: Memorial Day Ceremony

Who: VFW Post 7308, Pleasant Prairie

When: Monday, May 29th, 11 a.m.

Where: Old St. Mark’s Cemetery, Ninth Court and 78th Street, Kenosha

Note: For more details, please contact John McCoy 262-358-2415.

What: Memorial Day and Flag Retirement ceremonies

Who: VFW Post 1865, Kenosha

When: Monday, May 29th, Memorial Day Ceremony at 12 p.m., Flag Retirement Ceremony at 1 p.m.

Where: VFW Post 1865, 6618 39th Ave., Kenosha

Note: For more details, please contact Arron Edwards 262-652-2751 (New Post Commander)

What: Memorial Day Ceremony – to include POW/MIA Service

Who: Kenosha Area Vietnam Veterans

When: Monday, May 29th, 12:00 p.m.

Where: Library Park, 711 59th Place, Kenosha

Note: For more details, please contact Rich Bowker at 262-694-1129.


Your Host this year is, Twin Lakes Post 544

Please consider supporting our sponsors:

2023 Golf Outing

Veteran Owned / Friendly Businesses

Post 21 Poker Run

US Flag Retirement Drop Off Sites.

The following local business will accept US Flags ready for retirement.
§ Friends Hobby Shop / 8501 75th Street / 262 671-0131
§ Franks Diner / 508 58th Street / 262.657.1017 | 262.359.0053

Post 21 has a flag retirement ceremony on Flag Day.

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