BROWN COUNTY (NBC 26) — Brown County officials invite local veterans along with their family, friends, and the general public to honor the fallen through a virtual Memorial Day observance Monday afternoon.
“Our community owes a debt of gratitude to those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this great nation,” Brown Co. Executive Troy Streckenbach said. “While Brown County Public Health recommends people avoid mass gatherings, we can still honor and express our sincerest gratitude to those soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coast guardsmen that gave their lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have today.”
The United Patriotic Society will hold their annual Wreath Laying Ceremony at Admiral Flatley Park in downtown Green Bay at 4 P.M. on May 25. Brown Co. officials say the ceremony will be available virtually through a live-stream on the Brown County Veterans Service Office Facebook page.
“Memorial Day is the day we set aside to remember with gratitude and reverence all those who served and died for our freedoms and our country,” says Joe Aulik, Director of the Brown County Veterans Service Office. “Only the veterans and their families understand the deep sacrifices of emotional pain and loss it takes to maintain and secure the freedoms we enjoy in our country today."
"We encourage everyone to stop and take a moment to remember those who died and keep their families in their thoughts and prayers," Aulik adds. "We also ask you to make a pledge to yourself and determine what you can do each and every day to maintain this freedom that was unselfishly secured for you.”