VFW Park Memorial Day program held
Stanley Hansen, Senior Vice Commander of Ashwaubenon VFW 10244, presides over a gathering at Memorial Park in Ashwaubenon May 28 (Melinda Palzewic photo).
BY RICH PALZEWIC
ASHWAUBENON – Dozens of area residents attended a short program to honor fallen veterans on Memorial Day at the Cormier Road VFW Park in Ashwaubenon.
Ashwaubenon VFW 10244 led the ceremony with Senior Vice Commander Stanley Hansen (Marines, Vietnam, 1962-67) presiding over the gathering.
Ashwaubenon veteran Larry Sikowski (Army, Korea, 1952) played “Taps,” while village president Mary Kardoskee gave a short speech for those in attendance.
“I just wanted to thank everyone,” Kardoskee said. “Whether you are veterans, in the military, public service, to anyone in the village or the county. It’s truly an honor to be able to speak and to say thank you to everyone. The people that go and fight in our wars don’t get the glory they deserve.”