BROOKFIELD, Wisconsin – The staff at Wisconsin Memorial Park invites the public to its annual Memorial Day observance weekend. All events are free. The events will be held Saturday, May 24—Monday, May 26, 2014, at 13235 W. Capitol Drive in Brookfield.
Over the course of the three day weekend, a variety of special, reflective and honorable service moments will take place.
“The cemetery will be an “Avenue of Flags.” From Friday through Monday, there will be over 1,500 flags flown on our grounds in honor of those who have fallen in service to our country,” says Kelly Coleman, general manager of Wisconsin Memorial Park.”
The weekend’s schedule of events is as follows:
Saturday, May 24
11 a.m. 620 WTMJ will be at the cemetery for a live remote
Hot dogs and refreshments are FREE from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All “donations” will benefit Operations Not Alone, a charity that uses donated funds to purchase supplies and nonperishable food items as well as material to make blankets for deployed soldiers.
Sunday, May 25
9:30 a.m. Marine Corps League’s memorial service in the Garden of Eternal Life
Monday, May 26
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. War memorabilia display by Tom Staats, historian and collector
10 – 11 a.m. Fifth District VFW memorial service: Procession in front of the Great Memorial Building of VFW Veterans, scout troops and Civil Air Patrol
11:30-11:45 a.m. Annunciation Greek Orthodox memorial service in the Great Memorial Building’s Chapel of the Chimes
Parents of Murdered Children will be selling hot dogs at this event.
Noon – 1 p.m. Brookfield Civic Chorus
1 – 2 p.m. Knight Wind Ensemble
The schedule is subject to change. Please call Wisconsin Memorial Park to confirm events at
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