Roadwork alters Memorial Day parade route

The annual Belgium Memorial Day parade will have a different route this year due to the Main Street reconstruction project.

Commemoration starts with a Mass at 8:30 a.m. at Lake Church Chapel. Part of the Mass includes the reading of names of all deceased veterans from the area, covering Decada, Holy Cross and Lake Church cemeteries, and the playing of “Taps.”

The parade will start at its usual time of 10:30 a.m. but will step off at East Lane and Main Street. It will continue west to Community Park, where the annual ceremony will be held.

People will not be allowed to park along the parade route. The village marshal and fire department will be directing people.

The keynote speaker will be Ozaukee County Sheriff James Johnson, who is also the Ozaukee County American Legion Commander. In addition, Chris Kissinger, a past commander of Melvin Wester American Legion Post 412, will talk about the 100th anniversary of World War I, which ended with an armistice on Nov. 11, 1918.

After the ceremony, burgers, brats and soda and water will be available for purchase. Beer will be free, thanks to a donation from a late American Legion member.

 

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