Memorial Day Observances

Sunday, May 28, Southern Door

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

The squad will split for the first five services: 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 am; 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, 9:55 am; Carnot, 10:10 am; Clay Banks Town, 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.

Direct questions to Bill Karas at 920.857.8008.

Monday, May 29, Sturgeon Bay

Brief ceremonies will be conducted at Bayside Cemetery, 8:30 am; St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 9 am; and Sturgeon Bay Health Services (formerly the Dorchester), 9:30 am.

The main ceremony will take place at the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department, 10 am. The Peninsula Symphonic Band, under the direction of Jason Palmer, will play during the ceremony. Only a limited supply of chairs will be available, so participants are encouraged to take their own.

Direct questions to Beth Van Oss, Door County veterans services officer, at 920.746.2225.

Monday, May 29, Northern Door

American Legion Billy Weiss Post No. 527 of Sister Bay will honor deceased veterans during a 10:30 am ceremony at Little Sister Cemetery, beyond the south end of Sister Bay. In the event of rain, it will be held May 30 at the First Baptist Church in Sister Bay.

The ceremony includes music by the Gibraltar band under the direction of veteran Charles Eckhardt, the Pledge of Allegiance led by members of Boy Scout Troop #1120, an invocation by Rev. Sue Gunderson, a welcome by Billy Weiss Post 527 Commander Tom Kowalski, choral music led by Dale Seaquist, a poem read by Kowalski, the names of 2022-23 deceased veterans read by Don Sitte, and the sounding of “Taps” by Dale Seaquist, echoed by Charles Eckhardt.

If you have questions, call 920.854.2125.

Monday, May 29, Washington Island

The American Legion will lead a service at Bethel Baptist Church.

Monday, May 29, Algoma

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

Starting at 6:30 am and leaving from the American Legion Hall, 94 Clark St., the Honor Guard will travel to area cemeteries for short memorial services.

Following the services around 8 am, all area veterans and their families are invited to breakfast at the American Legion Hall, provided by the Knights of Columbus. 

The Memorial Day parade starts at 10 am, travels through downtown Algoma and ends at Legion Park, where there will be a ceremony with featured speakers, music and the Algoma Honor Guard.