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Monroe Memorial Day
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2312 Auxiliary Unit President Vicky Haffele and America Legion Post No. 84 Auxiliary Unit President Donna Douglas lay wreaths during the Memorial Day Service at Greenwood Cemetery May 28, 2018. - photo by Marissa Weiher

MONROE — Memorial Day has the word “memorial’ in it for a reason — it is to honor the men and women who died in all wars. This year, Monroe area citizens will join the rest of the nation in honoring the fallen men and women from past wars in a unique way.

In cooperation with special programming on radio stations WEKZ 1260 AM and 95.5 FM on Monday, May 31, citizens will be able to participate with social distancing from the comfort of their vehicles.

Monroe area residents are invited to assemble in their vehicles at Recreation Park at 9 a.m. Zilmer-Riley American Legion Post No. 84 and Auxiliary Unit and Cecil Jones Post 2312 members will distribute American hand flags to display as vehicles proceed to Greenwood Cemetery. 

Upon arrival at Greenwood Cemetery people are requested to tune into WEKZ Big Radio and enjoy the 2020 Memorial Day program from the comfort of their vehicles. The broadcast will be aired at 10:10 a.m.  

People that wish to pay tribute and participate in the Memorial Day services at Greenwood Cemetery are welcome to bring lawn chairs and gather at the Memorial Monument at the cemetery. The program will conclude with the Honor Guard Units of the American Legion Post No. 84 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2312, presenting the Twenty-one Gun Salute and Taps at the Monument.

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Veteran’s Memorial Day Program

Monday, May 31, 2021

●  6 a.m. — Raise the flags on “Avenues of Flags” (weather permitting)

● 6:45 a.m. — Assemble at Greenwood Flag Pole for area assignment

●  7-8:45 a.m. — Decorate graves

●  9 a.m. — Assemble at Recreation Park; Parade participants and vehicles assemble at Recreation Park   

●  9:30 a.m. — Procession to Greenwood Cemetery

●  9:50 a.m. — Arrive at Greenwood Cemetery. You may park vehicle and listen to the Memorial Day Service in the comfort of your vehicle

●  9:55 a.m. — Tune radio to WEKZ 1260 AM or 95.5 FM Big 

●  10:10 a.m. — Broadcast of Memorial Day program starts after the news “Monroe honors those that served our country”

●  10:10 a.m. — Memorial Day Program (pre-recorded on 1260 AM or 95.5 FM); National Anthem; Invocation; Pastor David Meyer, Crossroad Community Church; Logan’s Orders, Aaron Roidt; Gettysburg Address,Chloe Fry;  Roll Call — Deceased Veterans of Green County, Jim Glessner; Benediction, Pastor David Meyer, Crossroads Community Church; Twenty-One Gun Salute; Taps