For the first time in two years, you will be able to catch northern Door County’s commemoration of Memorial Day in person in Sister Bay. Organized by the Billy Weiss American Legion Post 527 and VFW Post 8337, the ceremony had been held for over 70 years consecutively before the pandemic canceled it in 2020 and took place as a socially distant event inside the Skyway Drive-in Theater in Fish Creek in 2021. The event had previously drawn between 300 and 500 people before the pandemic, a number Navy veteran Bill Becker would love to see again.
The ceremony is scheduled to take place at Little Sister Cemetery and will include performances by the Gibraltar High School band and soloist Regina McIntosh, the playing of taps by Dale Seaquist, and a speech by veteran Michael McCarty. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.
Sturgeon Bay and Washington Island will once again host their Memorial Day ceremonies on May 30th, while the George W. Goetz American Legion Post 372 will make its annual pilgrimage to all of southern Door’s cemeteries on May 29th.