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Legion, VFW partner to conduct Memorial Day services

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news New Richmond, 54017

New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

The New Richmond Veterans of Foreign Wars #10818 and the American Legion Post #80 conducted Memorial Day services on Monday, May 27.

As showers threatened, a good crowd gathered at Immaculate Conception Church cemetery at 9 a.m. for the opening ceremony.

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At the conclusion of that gathering, the joint VFW and Legion honor guard traveled to various cemeteries in the area to conduct similar ceremonies, including Oakland Cemetery; New Richmond Public Cemetery; Knowles Avenue Bridge (in honor of Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines); and Veterans Memorial, Victoria Park.

A second honor guard team went to Cylon Methodist Cemetery; St. Bridget's Catholic Church Cemetery in Stanton; and Calvary Cemetery, Deer Park.

A noon lunch was served at the American Legion Hall in New Richmond when the services were concluded.

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