William Graham Post 173 of the American Legion in Whitewater is planning Memorial Day activities. On Thursday, May 27th we are inviting community members to help us decorate veterans’ graves in Hillside Cemetery. We will gather near the center entrance of the cemetery at 4:30 p.m. The American Legion is providing the flags.
For those wondering if we are having a parade the City of Whitewater Events Planning Committee declined our parade request due to COVID-19 concerns. Instead the American Legion is planning to hold a short Memorial Day Observance in Hillside Cemetery on Memorial Day, 31 May, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The location will be in the vicinity of the flagpole in the southern section of the cemetery. Coincidentally this is the same area Memorial Day observances were held before the American Legion Building was constructed 51 years ago. Members of the Whitewater community who would like to observe a Memorial Day parade honoring our fallen veterans may do so in the communities of Palmyra, Fort Atkinson, Williams Bay, Elkhorn, and Beloit.
The image on the home page, “‘Flags-In’ at Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day 2008” by The U.S. Army, is licensed under CC BY 2.0