May 30th Commemoration


Following the weekend of celebration, the Birthplace of Memorial Day pauses to remember the sacrifices of those who paid the ultimate price for freedom. The 158th solemn remembrance of Memorial Day in Waterloo will be observed on Thursday May 30. The American Legion will conduct this years remembrance events.  Memorial Day is always commemorated on May 30 in Waterloo, in keeping with Gen. John A. Logan’s Orders.

9:00 – 11:00am Military Services conducted at village cemeteries:
St. Mary’s; Maple Grove; Elisha Williams

The solemn remembrance will continue at 6 p.m. when the military parade steps off from Main and Clark streets, proceeding down Main Street to Lafayette Park where several veterans organizations will participate in the laying of the wreaths at the veterans monuments in the park. The program will include the recitation of the Gettysburg Address and Logan’s Orders by students from Waterloo High School, Speeches by honored dignitaries, the playing of the National Anthem by the high school band, Salute to the Dead gun vollies by the veteran led honor guard and the playing of Taps.

2023 Highlights

May 24-26, 2024

158th Consecutive
Memorial Day Observance
May 30, 2024

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