Memorial Day

While some of us engage in holiday pursuits on Memorial Day weekend, a small gathering of interested community members in Sun Prairie will remember those who made the Supreme Sacrifice by giving their lives in service to the United States.

On Monday May 29, miniature flags will be placed on the graves of Sun Prairie soldiers who died in service to the United States. Most of us know, but often forget, that Memorial Day was set aside to remember U.S. soldiers who died in service to their country.

Sun Prairie’s Memorial Day parade (if the weather cooperates) will proceed west Main Street to South Walker Way, turn south on Walker and conclude at the Sun Prairie Area Veteran’s Memorial.

At the memorial (or inside Post 9362, depending on the weather), a ceremony will call attention to why the holiday is so important for us all.

At the heart of everything -- making the Supreme Sacrifice by giving life in military service -- is the freedom U.S. citizens should celebrate every day.

It’s also because of the sacrifice made by individuals such as Joshua Scott, Robert Cook, Travis Van Zoest and others who hailed from Sun Prairie and gave their lives in service to -- and for the preservation of -- freedom. Those who died know their sacrifice was not in vain. Those who are living should also remember that sacrifice is not forgotten.

On Memorial Day, wave those American flags, thank our veterans and celebrate freedom with the memories of those who died serving our country.

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