Door County Memorial Day Services 2022

Those who organized these services and ceremonies thank in advance the people who attend to show their support, patriotism and respect for those who have served and died for their country.

Sunday, May 29

Southern Door County

The Firing Squad from the George W. Goetz Post 372 Forestville American Legion will conduct Memorial Day services at the following places and approximate times. 

The squad will split for the first five services, to be held in the Town of Forestville (Maplewood), 7:20 am; Namur (Pit Road), 7:30 am; BrockHausen, 7:40 am; Misere, 7:50 am; and Brown, 7:55 am. 

The full squad will then conduct services at Kolberg, 8:05 am; Brussels, 8:20; White Star, 8:30 am; Precious Blood, 8:40 am; St. Joe’s Catholic (Fox Lane), 8:50 am; Stevenson, 9 am; and Geises, 9:10 am. 

There will be a break, 9:20-9:45 am, before the services resume in Maplewood at 9:55 am; Carnot, 10:10 am; Town of Clay Banks, 10:25 am; Vignes, 10:35 am; Mount Olive, 10:45 am; Shiloh Moravian, 10:55 am; Schumacher, 11:05 am; Hainesville, 11:15 am; Salem-Schulties, 11:35 am; Forestville, 11:50 am; and Old Catholic (between Maplewood and Forestville), 12:10 pm.

If you have questions, contact Bill Karas at 920.857.8008.

Monday, May 30

Sturgeon Bay

Memorial Day services will be conducted at 9 am at Bayside Cemetery and 9:20 am at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. 

The main ceremony will take place at 10 am at the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department, 421 Michigan St. Participants are asked to supply their own chairs if they arrive close to the start of the main ceremony because chairs will be limited.

If you have questions, contact Beth Wartella, Door County veterans services officer, at 920.746.2226.

Monday, May 30

Northern Door County

American Legion Billy Weiss Post No. 527 of Sister Bay and VFW Post 8337 of Ellison Bay will honor deceased veterans during a 10:30 am ceremony at Little Sister Cemetery, beyond the south end of Sister Bay. 

The ceremony will include music by the Gibraltar Band under the direction of veteran Charles Eckhardt, “Taps” by Dale Seaquist and “God Bless America” by Regina McIntosh. Fr. Tom Farrell of Stella Maris Catholic Parish will deliver the invocation and benediction; Boy Scout Troop 1120 will deliver the Pledge of Allegiance; and veteran Michael McCarty will be the guest speaker. 

The American Legion and VFW Posts will honor deceased veterans, with Commander Tom Kowalski as the master of ceremonies.

Please take your own chair. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will move inside at First Baptist Church, 2622 S. Bay Shore Dr. (Hwy 42) in Sister Bay.

If you have questions, call 920.854.2125.

Monday, May 30

Washington Island

American Legion Post 402 will hold a Memorial Day ceremony, 10:30 am, at Bethel Church, 1821 Main Road. 

Monday, May 30


The Ernest Haucke American Legion Post 236 Algoma Honor Guard will host several events to honor fallen comrades. 

Beginning at 6:30 am and leaving from Legion Hall in Algoma, 94 Clark St., the Honor Guard will travel to seven area cemeteries for a short memorial service, including firing a salute and the playing of “Taps.” 

Following the services, all area veterans and their families are invited to breakfast at Legion Hall, provided by the Knights of Columbus. Please sign up for the breakfast by calling 920.255.0874. 

The Memorial Day Parade will start at 10 am, leaving from the Algoma City Hall and traveling through downtown Algoma, ending at Legion Park. A Memorial Day ceremony will follow, featuring music by the Algoma Middle and High School Bands, as well as remarks from student speaker Julia Vandervest, recipient of this year’s scholarship. Liz Melotte will sing the national anthem, and the Honor Guard will end the ceremonies by firing a salute and playing “Taps.”

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