Milwaukee-area Memorial Day observations

Where to pay respects to those who died serving
Posted at 1:00 PM, May 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-28 20:10:41-04

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance. Here is a list of eight places throughout the Milwaukee area where you can honor the memories of those who passed away while serving our country.

Wood National Cemetery Memorial Day Weekend Planters
Saturday, 10-11 a.m.

Come out and put down some red, white, and blue planters, along with American flags, at the grave sites at Wood National Cemetery in Milwaukee. On Tuesday, bring these planters to the Veteran's Administration Hospital to give them to outpatient veterans.

Calvary Cemetery Memorial Day Service
Monday, 10 a.m.

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and Auxiliary are hosting the traditional Memorial Day service at the historic Calvary Cemetery. A President Abraham Lincoln address will be re-enacted, along with a cannon firing and a Civil War musket salute.

Civil War Museum in Kenosha
Monday, 10 a.m. -  5 p.m.

Check out the "From Civil War to Great War" exhibit all day, which examines two of the world's most divisive wars in history.

Menomonee Falls Memorial Day Parade
Monday, 10 a.m.

The Knights of Columbus are putting on the Memorial Day Parade, which begins at Main St. and Harrison Ave. at 10 a.m.

Oconomowoc Memorial Day Remembrance
Monday, 10 a.m.

The Oconomowoc Memorial Day service begins with Rhodee Memorial Band Shell at 10 a.m. and concludes at the Grave of the Unknown Soldier.

Elm Grove Memorial Day Parade
Monday, 10:30 a.m.

Head on out to Elm Grove to remember those who served and to celebrate the 70th annual Elm Grove Memorial Day Parade.

Bagpipes in Kohler
Monday, 11:45 a.m.

A group of bagpipers will head up the Walk of Honor. There will also be a speaker at the service.

Milwaukee Memorial Day Parade
Monday, 2 p.m.

The parade begins at 4th & Wisconsin Ave., and heads east to the War Memorial Center.