Kaukauna Veterans Memorial Park Ring of Honor. City of Kaukauna photo

KAUKAUNA — The Memorial Day Ceremony at the Kaukauna Veterans Memorial Park Ring of Honor will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27, 2024.

The program by Kaukauna VFW 3319 and American Legion 41 will include:

Officer of the Day Don Milbach, VFW

Color Guard will be VFW Post 3319 & Amer. Legion Post 41 Honors Team

Pledge of Allegiance led by the Scouts of America Troops 31 & 104 & 6020, Kaukauna

National Anthem performed by the Kaukauna High School Band

Invocation by Pastor Lynn Martin, IUCC, Kau.

Welcome Remarks By Kaukauna Mayor Tony Penterman.

Commanders’ Remarks by Dennis Schmidt, VFW Post 3319 and Neal Borchert, Am. Leg. Post 41

Warrior Ethos by Don Milbach, VFW

Armed Forces Medley peformed by the Kaukauna High School Band

Poem by Lisa Wolfinger, Lisa Laux, VFW Post 3319 & Post 41 Auxiliary

Guest Speaker is Tom Zurakowski, Lt. Comm., Retired Navy

Moment of Silence/Poem by Don Milbach, VFW

Rifle Salute to Fallen, VFW & Legion Firing Party

Taps played by Sara Bohner, KHS Band

Benediction from Ron Siebers, VFW Chaplain

Flag Raising by the Scouts & Kaukauna HS Band

Visit Cemeteries with Colors and Firing Party:

  • Trinity Lutheran 8:30 a.m.
  • Kelso 8:45 a.m.
  • Holy Cross 9 a.m.
  • Union 9:20 a.m.
  • St. Mary’s 9:45 a.m.
  • St. Francis 10:15 a.m.

By staff