Waukesha Allied Veterans Council will host Memorial Day events

Mary Catanese
Marine Corp Chaplain Joe Medina, left, and his wife, Yolanda Medina, both of the Marine Corp League, salute the flag as “Taps” is played at the conclusion of the military flag raising at Prairie Home Cemetery on Memorial Day last year. Prairie Home Cemetery will host a brief flag ceremony at 11:45 a.m. Monday.
Published on: 5/19/2014

The Waukesha Allied Veterans Council will host Memorial Day events on Monday, May 26, including a service and parade.

This year's observance begins at 9 a.m., with a service in front of the Lee Sherman Dreyfus State Office Building, 41 N.W. Barstow St. The service will be led by the ladies auxiliary from The American Legion, D.J. Martin Post No. 8. Chaplains from the auxiliaries will give Memorial Day prayers.

In addition to the massing of colors, the service will include casting flowers on the water, a rifle salute and the playing of taps.

Following the 15-minute service, the lineup for the parade will begin on Baxter Street near the Schuetze Building in Frame Park.

The parade will start at 10:15 a.m. and proceed down Baxter to Buckley Street, then turning left before heading onto West Main Street. The parade then goes from West Main Street to Maple Avenue, turns left and heads south on Maple to Cutler Park.

A program to honor veterans begins at 11 a.m. at Cutler Park's Les Paul Performance Center.

Members of the U.S. Marines will also host a flag ceremony at 11:45 a.m. at the Prairie Home Cemetery's chapel, 605 S. Prairie Ave. The cemetery's Avenue of Flags will also be featured from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.