Door County Memorial Day Services Schedule

Southern Door: Sunday, May 29, with stops at 22 area ceremonies by members of American Legion Post 372 and “Taps” played by two Southern Door High School students. The schedule follows:

7:20 am: Town of Forestville Cemetery (County H)

7:30 am: St. Mary of the Snows Catholic Cemetery, Namur (Pit Road)

7:40 am: Brockhausen Cemetery (Forestville)

7:50 am: St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery (Misere Road, Brussels)

7:55 am: Brown Church Cemetery (County J, Village of Forestville)

8:05 am: Emanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery (Kolberg)

8:20 am: Brussels

8:30 am: White Star Cemetery (Town of Brussels)

9 am: Stevenson Cemetery (Town of Gardner)

9:10 am: Geise Cemetery (Town of Gardner)

9:55 am: Maplewood Cemetery

10:10 am: Carnot Cemetery (Town of Forestville)

10:25 am: Clay Banks Town Cemetery

10:35 am: Tanum Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (Vignes)

10:45 am: Mount Olive Cemetery (Shiloh Road, Town of Sturgeon Bay)

10:55 am: Shiloh Moravian Cemetery (Town of Sturgeon Bay)

11:05 am: Schumacher Cemetery (Nasewaupee)

11:15 am: Hainesville Cemetery (Nasewaupee)

11:35 am: Salem Lutheran Cemetery/Elton J. Schulties Cemetery (Nasewaupee)

11:51 am: Forestville Cemetery

Noon: Old Catholic Cemetery (between Maplewood and Forestville)

Sturgeon Bay: Monday, May 30, brief ceremonies will be conducted at Bayside Cemetery at 8:30 am, St. Joseph’s Cemetery at 9 am, and the Dorchester at 9:30 am. The main ceremony will be at 10 am in the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department bays. The chaplain will be Pastor Joel Sauer of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, and AMVETS Post 51 will provide the rifle squad. The speaker will be Vietnam veteran Colonel Tim Lawrie. The Peninsula Symphonic Band will play patriotic music before and during the ceremony. Andy Anderson and Mary Nickel will sound echo “Taps.” Refreshments will be available after the ceremony and will be provided by VFW Post 3088. Chairs will be provided – lawn chairs can be brought in, as well.

Northern Door: Monday, May 30. There will be a short ceremony at Hendrickson Park, the corner of Hwy. 42 and Mill Road, at 9 am. The main event begins at 10:30 am at Little Sister Cemetery, hosted by American Legion Billy Weiss Post 527 and VFW Post 8337. The Gibraltar Band will play patriotic music before the ceremony. Rev. Kerry Krauss of Sister Bay Moravian Church will deliver the Invocation. John Scocos, secretary of the Wisconsin Dept. of Veterans Affairs, will deliver the keynote address. Dale Seaquist will sound “Taps” for the 70th consecutive year, with Charles Eckhardt sounding echo. Regina McIntosh will sing “God Bless America.”

Washington Island: Monday, May 30, 10:30 am at Bethel Church. American Legion Post 402 Commander Bill Nauta will be the speaker and there will be a reading of essays by three high school students. Everyone will then march to the cemetery where there will be a reading of the names of departed comrades, bagpipes, a rifle squad, and a bugler sounding “Taps.” Everyone will then march to Schoolhouse Beach, where there will be a laying of a wreath in the water for sailors lost at sea.

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