Communities across the northwest suburbs are commemorating Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, and the weekend prior to honor fallen veterans.
Here is a full listing of events:
- Menomonee Falls
The Police Memorial Day Service will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at Taylor Park on Mill Street and Appleton Avenue to honor and remember those who have given their lives in service to their communities.
The Operation Finally Home Team in Wisconsin 5K run/walk will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at the north end of Lime Kiln Park in the Mill Street parking lot behind AJ O'Brady's, N88 W16495 Main St.. The organization builds mortgage-free homes for wounded heroes and their families. All proceeds will go toward the next home being built. The registration cost is $25 and must be done by noon Saturday, May 20, online. This event will also be part of the 2017 Falls Memorial Fest, which will run from noon until 10 p.m. from Main Street to Appleton Avenue.
The community is invited to attend a memorial tribute at the Village Park World War II Monument, Garfield Drive, at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 28. The program will feature a rifle salute and the playing of Taps. This is the 70th anniversary; the monument was built in Menomonee Falls by the AMVETs Post #5. The only remaining monument builder will be present during the ceremony.
The Menomonee Falls Memorial Day parade will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 29, on Main Street and Harrison Boulevard. The parade route will travel west on Main Street to Grand Avenue, where it travels north, ending in Neu's parking lot.
In light of this year's Memorial Day parade cancellation due to construction, the Horne-Mudlitz VFW Post, W232 N6342 Waukesha Ave., will host a memorial service at 12:30 p.m. A gun salute will conclude the program and a luncheon will be held for ceremony participants.