THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Successful Crivitz July 4th Parade
Issue Date: July 8, 2020
Under sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 80s, the annual Crivitz 4th of July parade stepped off, albeit with an abbreviated line-up, at 11 AM.
The event started with the singing of the National Anthem by soloist Kitt Cleerman and the raising of the American flag by veteran Natasha Hanson and her son, Elijah. The parade was led by the Crivitz Police Department and supported by troopers from the Wisconsin State Patrol and deputies from the Marinette County Sheriff's Department.
The parade featured a restored WWII jeep driven by VFW member Nick Liesch and accompanied by Korean War era veteran Wally Schlenvogt. Two floats carrying the combined honor guard from VFW Post #2063 and American Legion Post #413 along with members of the Auxiliary followed the jeep. The Crivitz Fire Department and Rescue Squad followed the line-up with lights and sirens. Also in the parade was a 1930s era fire truck courtesy of the Wausaukee Fire Department.
Veterans on the floats represented conflicts ranging from the Korean War to the current war in Afghanistan. The parade weaved through the streets of Crivitz as members of the community came out to honor the birth of our great nation and the veterans who served to maintain our freedom.