Public Information Officer, Kewaunee County
Office: (920) 388-0567
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2020
Memorial Day Ceremony Cancelled in Kewaunee County
KEWAUNEE COUNTY, WI – Memorial Day will be somber and silent in Kewaunee County as COVID-19 concerns have cancelled this year’s wreath laying ceremony at the Kewaunee County Courthouse by the War Memorial as well as the Kewaunee parade.
The Kewaunee County Veteran’s Service Office, which helps organize the annual events, shares that it is with great regret that Kewaunee County will not be holding services on May 25, 2020, and that in order to maintain public safety, it is better to cancel.
“Our veterans remain in our hearts and their families in our prayers. The local veteran organizations are still planning on placing flags on the graves of our lost soldiers in honor of their service to our country,” said Robert Stearns, Kewaunee County Veterans Service Officer. “We are still here to assist families and friends providing services to those in need. Next year, our office will again resume the normal remembrance at the War Memorial, where I will read the names of those that we lost last year and this year.”
To reach out to the Kewaunee County Veterans Service Office for assistance or to make a donation to help local veterans and their families through the Veterans Relief Fund, please call (920) 388-7198.