Local veterans ceremony receives state grant
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
The Veterans Ceremony – Union Grove Cemetery, Inc., in Harshaw received a $15,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, it was announced today.
A total of 11 non-profit organizations across the state that provide financial assistance or other services to Wisconsin veterans and their families shared $250,000 in grants.
“It is important that we support our veterans and remember their sacrifices every day,” said Governor Scott Walker. “Through the organizations here today and these grants, we can continue helping serve those who fought for our freedom. Wisconsin already provides more benefits to veterans than any other state, and we will continue working to serve our veterans.”
Each year on the Saturday before Memorial Day, the Veterans Memorial Ceremony honors veterans, their families, and active duty military members. The next ceremony is May 26 at Union Grove Cemetery. To view highlights of previous ceremonies, visit http://veteransceremony.org/about.
The grant money is earmarked for efforts at the Union Grove Cemetery to honor veterans through a ceremony and monument. Applications were evaluated on a number of criteria by members of the Wisconsin Board of Veterans Affairs.