(WFRV) – In honor of the brave men and women who served our country and offered the ultimate sacrifice, Local Five highlights the multiple moments of remembrance in Northeast Wisconsin in honor of the Memorial Day.
In Green Bay, the United Patriotic Society of Green Bay held a ceremony at Admiral Flatley Park. It included a wreath laying ceremony in honor of the brave soldiers of our country.
For the town of De Pere, De Pere Kiwanis hosted the remembrance ceremony at Parc Voyageur. The group wanted the city community to remember the many lives lost in the service of our country. The program had multiple elements, such as music and performances, which conveyed a single message; honor the dead.
Appleton’s Moment of Remembrance featured live and recorded games. Appleton Mayor Jake Woodford delivered a message to the community, the Gettysburg speech was read and a rifle salute from the Appleton American Legion Post 38 Honor Guard was celebrated. You can see the full Appleton Moment of Remembrance ceremony right here on our website.
Ashwaubenon residents have come together with the local VFW club to honor veterans who died on active duty. The ceremony took place at the Veterans Memorial Park, drawing a crowd to remember those who are no longer with us.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers was in Kings today to pay tribute to our fallen troops. Evers, along with other state officials, attended a wreath laying ceremony. There he paid tribute to members of the armed forces for defending our country. The Governor spoke at the ceremony, reminding all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country, and the importance of today.
And one of the most frequently heard sounds at Memorial Day ceremonies is the iconic “TAPS” show.
TAPS Across America, a vehicle to spark the spirit of Memorial Day, is a united effort that spans across the country. Bugles across the United States have joined in raising the horns of their fallen soldiers. Local Five Connie Fellman even joined from her wharf in the North.
Local Five would like to thank those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, as well as their families.