Parade to take place on Memorial Day in Kiel

Memorial Day activities in the Kiel area will take place Monday, May 31.

Plans for the day are being coordinated by Badger Tri County Post 6707, Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Auxiliary.

The traditional Kiel Memorial Day Parade will take place starting at 10:30 a.m. Lineup will be at 10:15 a.m. at the corner of Seventh and Fremont streets directed by Parade Marshal Jamie Aulik. Following the parade, a memorial service will take place at Veterans Park honoring those who have given their lives in service to their country.

Voice of Democracy Contest winner Olivia Scheibl will deliver her essay. Kylie Meister will serve as the soloist singing the National Anthem.

The Kiel Municipal Band will lead the parade and provide music at the memorial service along with the Kiel High School band.

Boy Scout Troop 833 will handle the flag raising and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

Briana Riesterer and Heidi Koeser will serve as buglers.

The Rev. Curtis Larson will provide the invocation and benediction for the day. Aulik, an Army veteran, will serve as the master of ceremonies.

Prior to the Kiel service at Veterans Park, a special memorial tribute service will be held at Eaton Union Cemetery starting at 9 a.m.

The Kiel VFW Post Honor Guard will be providing a firing squad salute with Brianna Riesterer playing “Taps” at the following area cemeteries: Kiel Cemetery, 7:05 a.m.; Hillside Cemetery, 7:10 a.m., St. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, 7:15 a.m.; Schleswig Cemetery-Rockville, 7:30 a.m.; Union Cemetery, Louis Corners, 7:45 a.m.; Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Louis Corners, 7:55 a.m.; Bethlehem United Church of Christ Cemetery, 8:40 a.m.; Eaton Union Cemetery, 9 a.m.; and Bethel Methodist/Meggers Cemetery, 9:20 a.m.

The Annual VFW Memorial Day Brat Fry will be held at the VFW Clubhouse, 715 10th St., from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Carryouts and outdoor seating will be available. All are invited.

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