Over the next several days we'll be bringing you the schedule of Memorial Day services from communities in Door and Kewaunee Counties. Below is information about the Memorial Day ceremonies planned in Sturgeon Bay and on Washington Island.
The events will be mostly the same as in the past but the times have changed for the cemeteries and Dorchester. On Monday, May 27, brief ceremonies will be conducted at Bayside at 8:30 a.m., St. Joseph’s cemetery at 9:00 a.m., and the Dorchester at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony at the Door County Veterans Memorial (outside City Hall) will begin at 10:00 a.m. The Chaplain will be Pastor Sauer and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3088 will be providing the rifle squad. The speaker will be Staff Sergeant Jared Spude of Brussels. The Peninsula Symphonic Band will play patriotic music at the ceremony and Andy Anderson and Mary Nickel will sound echo taps. Refreshments after the ceremony will be provided by Marine Corps League Detachment 1130. The public is asked to bring lawn chairs as seating will be limited. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the community room of City Hall.
American Legion Post 402 will conduct the Memorial Day ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27 at Bethel Church. Wartime poetry will be read with a Legion member representing each wartime period. The Washington Island High School class will also read three essays. An outdoor ceremony will follow. Roll of deceased veterans is read, taps, laying of wreath at the cemetery flagpole, then to School House Beach for prayer, taps and laying of wreath upon the water.