Muskego's Lembezeder-Cook VFW Post 8171 will stage a Memorial Day observance at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at ProHealth Care Regency Senior Community, W181 S8540 Lodge Blvd., Muskego. The observance will be free to the public and there will be brief remarks by guest speakers and performances by the senior chorus from the Regency.
Joining in the observance will be the fourth grade boys music club of Mill Valley Elementary School in Muskego. They will join the senior chorus for a selection.
A ceremonial wreath will be laid and a soloist will sing.
The observance will climax with the release of 150 red, white and blue balloons and a rifle salute. A bugler will play taps.
Hoeppner-Horn Brothers VFW Post 5716 in New Berlin and Highland Memorial Park Cemetery will present a Memorial Day observance at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, at Highland Memorial, 14875 W. Greenfield Ave.
Speakers will include New Berlin Mayor Dave Ament, State Senators Mary Lazich and Leah Vukmir.
Jackie Kirch will sing the National Anthem and Miss New Berlin, Rosalie Smith, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Paul Peterson will give "A Toast to the Flag." Members of the VFW Post will perform a rifle salute. New Berlin, Holy Apostles Boy Scout Troop 93 will help direct traffic and hand out programs and American flags.
The New Berlin Community Band will perform patriotic music and echoing taps.
The event will end with a balloon release and firing a cannon. People should bring their own lawn chairs to the 45-minute ceremony.
Ament Industrial Truck, New Berlin Animal Hospital and Moorland Auto Repair donated more than 600 flags and balloons and Aero Compressed Gases donated the helium for the balloons. Ament Industrial Truck also will provide a shuttle for anyone needing assistance to and from their cars and the ceremony.
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