Here’s a list of Memorial Day events

Several communities are holding observances of Memorial Day in the Madison area.
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Published: May. 30, 2022 at 6:37 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Several communities are holding observances of Memorial Day in the Madison area. Here’s a list of some happening on Monday.

Beloit Memorial Day Parade

The United Veteran’s Memorial Day Parade will go through downtown Beloit and South Beloit and honor our veterans and fallen heroes. The parade starts at 9 a.m. in South Beloit on Blackhawk Boulevard and will continue north into Beloit.

DeForest Memorial Day Ceremony

The DeForest Veterans Memorial Foundation will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in DeForest. The program will begin at 11:45 a.m. and feature patriotic speeches and a color guard tribute.

The organization is choosing to honor the Air Force this year as it celebrates its 75th anniversary. The DeForest American Legion Post 348 will take part in a color guard tribute.

Fitchburg Memorial Day Observance

The City of Fitchburg is holding a Memorial Day Observance at the Bob Schley Memorial at Gorman Wayside Park on 2377 S Fish Hatchery Road. The event will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Lisa Heitman, an Air Force Veteran and current City of Fitchburg Police Lieutenant, will be the keynote speaker.

The Brooklyn/Oregon American Legion Post 160, the Oregon/Brooklyn VFW Post 10272 and the Lt. Marion C. Cranefield VFW Post 1318 will provide the military ceremony.

Monona Memorial Day Parade

The annual Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Monona Drive. This is Wisconsin’s largest and longest-running Memorial Day in over 60 years and celebrates and honors military personnel who have served, are serving, and those who gave their lives for our country. The 1.5 mile route starts just past Monona Grove High School and travels south on Monona Drive then left onto Pflaum Road, disbanding at Sennett Middle School.

Monona Drive will be closed Monday May 30th from 9am-12pm for the annual Memorial Day Parade. The closure of Monona Drive is from Winnequah Rd to Nichols Rd.

Reedsburg Memorial Day Parade

The Reedsburg Memorial Day Parade will start at the Reedsburg Health Services building at 9:40 a.m. and march to the Greenwood Cemetery for the start of the Memorial Day Services at 10 a.m.

The Reedsburg High School Marching Band and other community groups will be part of this year’s parade.

Other Memorial Day ceremonies will be held at:

  • Monona Grove High School, 9:30 am
  • Blooming Grove Cemetery, 11:15 am
  • Roselawn Memorial Cemetery, 12 noon
  • Highland Memory Gardens, 1 pm
  • Madison Veteran’s Park 2 pm
  • VFW Post #7591, 3 pm

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