Memorial Day 2012 events

A Memorial Day service is being held at the First Parish Church, Route 62 – on Sunday, May 27, at 10 a.m.
Troop 1 Berlin Boy Scouts will be hosting its 51st annual Pancake Breakfast on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28) from 7 to 10 a.m. at the First Parish Church Hall located on Central Street in Berlin Center. The annual pancake breakfast is the largest fundraising activity held annually by the Troop and provides funding for camping trips and other Boy Scout outings. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
A brief Legion ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. at South Cemetery by the H. Wallace Woodward Post No. 162, followed at 9:30 a.m. by a short ceremony at North Cemetery. Services at Berlin Memorial School will begin at 12:45 p.m., followed by a parade up South Street to the Old Burying Ground, where Rep. Stephen Levy will speak.
The Berlin Art and Historical Society will be scooping ice cream on the lawn of First Parish Church after the Memorial Day services held in the Town Center at the Old Burying Grounds. Ice cream will be 2 dollars a dish. There will also be exhibits to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Memorial Hall in the 1870 Town Hall and militaria displays in Barnes Hall to honor other services and wars.

Memorial Day 2012 events
Memorial Day 2012.

As residents gear up for their Memorial Day holiday, organizations across northcentral Wisconsin have scheduled services to honor all Americans who have died in wars. Events include the following:
- The Veterans of Foreign Wars Burns Post Auxiliary will hand out Buddy Poppies on Friday at several area businesses. The VFW Poppy Princess will accept donations Friday during a fish fry that starts at 4 p.m. at the VFW, 388 River Drive, Wausau.
- Wausau’s Memorial Day parade starts at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Marathon Park, heads east on Stewart Avenue and south on River Drive before ending at 388 River Drive at VFW Post 388 Hall in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Floats and entries line up at the midway area starting at 9:45 a.m.
At 11 a.m., a rifle salute, laying of the wreaths and taps with members of the Auxiliary of VFW Post 388, Auxiliary of American Legion Post 10, Auxiliary of Disabled American Veterans Unit 64 and the Man of Honor Society will take place at the VFW. The mistress of ceremonies is Mary Jo Literski. Wausau Mayor Jim Tipple will present a Memorial Day proclamation and U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy also will speak.
The Wausau East, D.C. Everest Senior High and D.C. Everest Junior high school marching bands will perform in the parade and in the ceremony following the parade.

A full slate of parades, services and events scheduled for Memorial Day weekend gives plenty of opportunities for area residents to honor those who have served.
In the Valley, the Athens Township Volunteer Fire Company will honor and remember veterans at a ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26. The service will take place at the fire hall on Herrick Avenue.
On Monday, May 28, the Valley’s annual Memorial Day parade will take place in Sayre. The parade’s theme this year is “Remembering Those Who Gave Their All” – according to information from parade organizers.
The parade will form at 9 a.m. Monday at Sayre High School and begin moving at 10 a.m. down Lockhart Street. The route includes Desmond Street, Hayden Street and Wilbur Avenue before ending at Howard Elmer Park. Where a ceremony will be held immediately following the parade.
A free luncheon will follow at the Sayre Elks Annex on South Elmer Avenue. In case of rain, the parade will be canceled and the ceremony held at the Elks Annex.
On Sunday, May 27, a Memorial Day service will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Darling Cemetery in Orwell Township. A covered dish dinner will precede the service beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Potterville Hall.
The public is invited to attend Towanda American Legion Post 42′s annual Memorial Day program. Which begins at noon on Monday, May 28. The guest speaker will be Vernon Perry III, a retired game warden from Towanda who is also a command sergeant major of the Army’s 327th Quartermaster Battalion.
The Towanda High School band will be performing in the ceremony. The public is encouraged to bring a lawn chair to the ceremony, which will be held on the grounds of the American Legion post.
“We usually have a pretty good turnout” at the Towanda American Legion’s annual Memorial Day program, said Dan Rungo, past commander of the post.
Towanda’s Beirne-Webster V.F.W. Post 1568 will be conducting Memorial Day services Monday at the following three cemeteries: 10 a.m. at the cemetery at the site of the former pail factory, also known as the Sugar Creek Cemetery, on Sugar Creek Road in North Towanda Township; 10:30 a.m. at the Bradford County Memorial Park cemetery on U.S. Route 6 in Burlington; and 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Towanda.
The Windfall Memorial Day Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 28 at the Windfall United Methodist Church on Windfall Road.
The speaker will be First Lt. Aaron Ohnmeiss from the Army National Guard. After the speaker, a ceremony will be held at the cemetery, where the Troy High School Band will play and the American Legion/VFW from Troy will provide a 21-gun salute.
Troy American Legion Post 49 and Troy VFW Post 8675 will hold a Memorial Day Parade at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 28.
The parade will proceed from W.R. Croman Primary School to Davison Green, located by the borough hall. Following the parade, there will be a Memorial Day service. The speaker will be Matt Geer.
The line-up for the parade is at 8:30 a.m. at the school. Any veterans wanting to ride in the parade should contact Debi Hulslander at (570) 297-2858.
The Canton Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 28.

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