By Paul Schmitt
All of Door County will have plenty of opportunities this weekend to pay their respects to fallen soldiers. On Sunday, members of the local American Legion will perform ceremonies at twenty-two different cemeteries throughout Southern Door County. On Monday, Sturgeon Bay, Sister Bay, and Washington Island will have ceremonies with special music performances and keynote speakers. Door County Veteran Service Officer Scott McFarlane says Memorial Day marks one of the few times we can pay tribute to those that have passed away or were lost.
McFarlane recommends bringing a chair if you plan on attending any of the ceremonies on Sunday and Monday as seating is limited. You can find the complete schedule of ceremonies in Door County for this Memorial Day weekend with this story online.
Tour of 22 Southern Door cemeteries begin at 7:20 a.m.
7: 20 am Forestville Twon (Maplewood)
7:30 am Namur (Pit Road)
7:40 am Brockhausen
7:50 am Miesere
7:55 am Brown
Kolberg 8:05 am
Brussels 8:20 am
White Star 8:30 am
Precious Blood 8:40 am
Stevenson 9:00 am
Geises 9:10 am
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
Old Catholic (between Maplewood and Forestville 12:10 pm
12:15 pm – Assemble at Forestville town hall where 24 flags will be displayed representing those legion members who have passed away in the last 10 years and a special service for those members.
At 8:30 AM we will meet at Hendrickson Park on the corner of State Highway 42 and Mill Road in the Village of Sister Bay. We will honor all deceased Veterans for their service to our country. A wreath will be placed at the veterans memorial marker in the park.
At 10:30 AM –assemble at Little Sister Cemetery on Little Sister Road next to Bay Ridge Golf Course in Sister Bay.
8:30 a.m., Bayside Cemetery
9 a.m., St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery
9:30 a.m., Sturgeon Bay Health Services,
10 a.m., ceremony inside Fire Department
Washington Island: 10:30 a.m., Bethel Church with a march to Schoolhouse Beach where there will be laying of a wreath in the water for sailors lost at sea.