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The communities of Fond du Lac celebrate Memorial Day with parades, ceremonies and food. Here’s what you need to know.

FOND DU LAC – Memorial Day is May 27 this year and every community celebrates it a little differently.

Here’s where you can honor Memorial Day in the Fond du Lac area.

Fond du Lac parade and ceremony

The 2024 Memorial Day Parade, organized by the Disabled American Veterans, will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of Rees and Main Streets, heading south on Main Street to Veterans Park.

The Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Park will immediately follow at 11:30 am. The keynote speaker for the ceremony will be retired Master Gunnery Sgt. Doug Fraser of the United States Marine Corps.

Participants walk and ride during the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 31, 2021, on Main Street in Fond du Lac, Wis.  Doug Raflik/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

Participants walk and ride during the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 31, 2021, on Main Street in Fond du Lac, Wis. Doug Raflik/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

Picnic lunch at the American Legion Foxhole Bar

The American Legion of Fond du Lac’s Foxhole Bar, 500 Fond du Lac Ave., will host a Memorial Day picnic-style lunch with burgers, brats and more from noon to 4 p.m.

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Veterans eat free and in the afternoon there will be a presentation at 3 p.m. and Jeff Mueller will play from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Ripon Ceremony and Parade

Ripon’s Memorial Day ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. at The Village Green, 400 Watson St., and includes an invocation and a reading of Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” and “In Flanders Fields.”

There will be a procession that travels through downtown to Hillside Cemetery, ending with the laying of wreaths and a National Guard gun salute.

The rain location for the ceremony is the Ripon High School gym, 850 Tiger Drive.

Waupun pancake breakfast

The Central Wisconsin Christian Booster Club will host its annual Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Commons and Crusader Center at Central Wisconsin Christian School, 301 Fox Lake Road in Waupun.

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The menu includes pancakes, choice of plain or loaded scrambled eggs, sausage links and more, as well as drinks.

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Oakfield Memorial Day Service

Oakfield’s Memorial Day Service begins at 8:30 a.m. at Avoca Cemetery, featuring a life-size mockup of the city’s planned Veterans Memorial, as well as opportunities to donate.

The Oakfield Area Historical Society’s Avoca Chapel museum is open from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and offers free donuts and coffee.

Daphne Lemke is the Streetwise reporter for the Fond du Lac Reporter. Contact her at dlemke@gannett.com.

This article originally appeared on Fond du Lac Reporter: Fond du Lac Memorial Day 2024, activities include parade, ceremony

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