Memorial Day Procession
Monday, May 27, 2019
‘Reading of the Names’
The Oshkosh Patriotic Council will begin its 2019 Memorial Day program with the “Reading of the Names” at South Park, 659 W. South Park Ave. 7 AM
Names of local service members who were killed in action during World War II, Korea and Vietnam will be read aloud at 7 a.m. at the war memorial located at the park’s northeast corner.
Laying the wreath
A riverfront ceremony begin at 8 a.m. at Riverside Park behind the Oshkosh Convention Center, along the Fox River. A wreath will be placed in the river for remembrance of those who lost their lives at sea while in defense of our country.
Procession and service
At 8:30 a.m., over 30 veteran service organizations, school bands, Scouts, military vehicles, law enforcement and firefighters will meet in the City Hall parking lot. At 9 a.m., the procession will travel down Algoma Boulevard, through the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus, past the Paine Art Center and end at Riverside Cemetery. A Memorial Day service will immediately follow the procession at Riverside Cemetery to remember and honor all who served for our country.
Military Veterans Museum display dedication
Along with the Oshkosh Patriotic Council’s program, there will be a dedication of a new display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Military Veterans Museum and Education Center, 4300 Poberezny Road. The display features a painting by Tim Mayer, an Appleton native and founder of Artists for the Humanities. The event is free and open to the public.