THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Dedicate-Solemn Memorial Day services by members of the Peshtigo American Legion and VFW, were held Monday May 28 at Riverside Cemetery in Peshtigo to honor all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in time of war. A statue to honor Vietnam veterans was unveiled for the time by Marj Frank and Jean Martin, wives of Vietnam veterans. Top Photo- Honor Guard stands at attention as the National Anthem is played. Left Photo- Jean Martin, left and Marj Frank right, prepare to unveil the Vietnam statue that honors all those who fought in that war. Right Photo-Virgil (Ron) Kaempf reads the roll call of deceased veterans.
Vietnam Memorial Dedicated During Memorial Day Services In Peshtigo
Issue Date: May 31, 2018
A large crowd of spectators attended Memorial Day services at Riverside Cemetery in Peshtigo on Monday, May 28. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Kniskern-Neumann Post 8813 and Carlson-Alguire-Hoaglund Post 312 conducted the services to honor our nations war dead.
Adjutant Virgil (Ron) Kaempf gave the introduction, opening prayer and lead the Pledge of Allegiance. The Peshtigo High School Band then played the National Anthem and four service songs. Kristi Plautz and Miranda Plautz, laid wreaths in honor of the VFW and American Legion. Navy veteran, Jim Swiatnicki laid a wreath on the water to honor those who died at sea. A closing prayer was said by Kaempf.
A highlight of the ceremony was the unveiling of the Vietnam Memorial Statue. Marj Frank and Jean Martin had the honor of unveiling the statue. The statue was a multi year project spearheaded by VFW member Allen Urbaniak. He said many people stepped up to the plate and donated money to make the project a reality. Urbaniak thanked Russ Martin and Eugene Frank for their outstanding contributions. In his closing remarks Kaempf said, we remember the very special veterans who died at war. They are our heroes, these men and women who gave their all, who made the ultimate sacrifice. Their lives on earth have ended, but their souls live on.