Memorial Day ceremonies scheduled in Rhinelander
The Oneida County Veterans Council, consisting of members from the American Legion, American Veterans, Disabled American Veterans, Marine Corps League, and Veterans of Foreign Wars, invites all citizens to join them Monday, May 26, as they pause to remember and honor fallen military heroes who fought to create, preserve and defend the freedom of the United States of America.
Following is the schedule for cemetery ceremonies:
8 a.m. VFW Color Guard at Newbold Cemetery
8:30 a.m. AmVets/American Legion Color Guard at Northland Memorial Park
9 a.m. VFW Color Guard at Forest Home Cemetery
9 a.m. AmVets/American Legion Color Guard at Nativity of Our Lord Cemetery
At 10:30 a.m., a River Ceremony will be held at the Davenport Street Bridge. Guests can view the ceremony from Trig’s parking lot. Upon completion, participants and guests will march/walk to the Oneida County Courthouse where the final Memorial Day ceremony will begin at approximately 11 a.m.
The guest speaker again this year is Glenn Johnson, WWII veteran and ex-POW who will finish the speech he started last year. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.
In the case of inclement weather, the River Ceremony will be canceled and the Courthouse Ceremony will be held in the Rhinelander National Guard Armory beginning at 11 a.m.
Any veteran in the city of Rhinelander who is unable to get to the ceremony on their own but wishes to attend may contact Rapid Cab at 715-365-7433 for transportation to and from the ceremony free of charge.
For more information about the ceremony, contact the Oneida County Veterans Service Office at 715-369-6127.