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New Berlin Memorial Day Ceremony

May 29 @ 11:00 am


The 2023 New Berlin Memorial Day Ceremony will be on Monday, May 29, 2022 at 11:00 am at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, 14875 W Greenfield Ave in New Berlin as we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Members of the VFW Post 5716 will perform their Memorial Ritual Service including a rifle salute and Commander David Chappell will say a few words along with a few other guest speakers and end with a balloon release with memorial tags. The event is expected to last between 45 minutes to 1 hour, and is free to attend, but seating will NOT be provided, so the City of New Berlin encourages individuals to bring their lawn chairs for the event.
Memorial Day is the only day of the year our Country has set aside to honor the men & women that gave their lives for our Freedom. We must never forget the ultimate sacrifice made by them throughout the history of our great Nation. All too many of us have lost sight of the true meaning of this most
important day. The men and women whose heroism we both mourn and celebrate must never be taken for granted. We must do everything we can to ensure that the generations that follow will fully appreciate the sacrifices that so many have made and the sorrow their families have had to endure so
that the rest of us can live in relative peace and security.
The City of New Berlin, Wimmer Communities, Shorewest Realtors of New Berlin and Castle Senior Living are proud to join with Hoeppner-Horn Bros. VFW Post 5716 and Highland Memorial Park Cemetery to honor those who sacrificed everything for our Freedoms.
The ceremony will be on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2023 at 11:00 am at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, 14875 W. Greenfield Avenue in New Berlin. Members of VFW Post 5716 will perform their Memorial Ritual Service including a rifle salute and Commander David Chappell will say a few words. Weather permitting there will also be a flyover of WWII planes.
Other guest speakers will include New Berlin Mayor Dave Ament, State Senator Rob Hutton, State Representative Dave Maxey and New Berlin Veterans Memorial Society President Mary Jane Whitty.  Miss New Berlin Outstanding Teen, Addison Strunz will sing the National Anthem and Miss New
Berlin Glo Konieczny will say the Pledge of Allegiance. Kayla Schultz will sing America the Beautiful and New Berlin City Engineer-Tammy Simonson will perform Amazing Grace on Bag Pipes. The New Berlin Community Band will play patriotic music, play a God Bless America sing along and perform
echoing TAPS. Paul Peterson will give a “Toast to the Flag” and U.S. Army Recruiters, SFC Timothy Gibbons and SSG Mantz will “Retire the Flag.” New Berlin Boy Scout Troop 93 will help direct traffic and along with volunteers from Shorewest Realtors will assist Peggy and Sherry Ament with handing
out programs and flags for those who attend. Wimmer Communities and Castle Senior Living have donated over 600 U.S. flags for the Ceremony and Shorewest Realtors of New Berlin paid for printing the programs.The replica Civil War cannon for the Cannon Shoot, provided by Glen Porter, will be
fired by Mary Jane Whitty from the NB Veterans Memorial Society. Former New Berlin Assistant Fire Chief Joe Dallman will drive the shuttle, provided by Glen Porter, for anyone needing assistance to and from their cars and the Memorial.
Seating will NOT be provided so we recommend that you bring a lawn chair if you would like to sit during the ceremony. The event should last about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Please join your New Berlin neighbors in honoring those who gave their lives for our Freedom.
-Mayor Dave Ament
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May 29
11:00 am
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Highland Memorial Park Cemetery
14875 W. Greenfield Avenue
New Berlin, WI United States
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