Memorial Day is the only day of the year our Country has set aside to honor the men & women that gave their lives for our Freedom. We must never forget the ultimate sacrifice made by them throughout the history of our great Nation. All too many of us have lost sight of the true meaning of this most important day. The men and women whose heroism we both mourn and celebrate must never be taken for granted. We must do everything we can to ensure that the generations that follow will fully appreciate the sacrifices that so many have made and the sorrow their families have had to endure so that the rest of us can live in relative peace and security.
The New Berlin Common Council, Wimmer Communities, Shorewest Realtors of New Berlin and Castle Senior Living are proud to join the Hoeppner-Horn Bros. VFW Post 5716 and Highland Memorial Park Cemetery to honor those who sacrificed everything for our Freedoms.
The ceremony will be on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022 at 11:00 am at
Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, 14875 W. Greenfield Avenue in New Berlin. Members of VFW Post 5716 will perform their Memorial Ritual Service including a rifle salute and Commander David Chappell will say a few words.
Other guest speakers will include Mayor Dave Ament, State Senator Julian Bradley, State Representative Joe Sanfelippo and New Berlin Veterans Memorial President Mary Jane Whitty. Miss New Berlin-Abby Miller will sing the National Anthem, Miss New Berlin Outstanding Teen Kiana Schraufnagel will say the Pledge of Allegiance, Kayla Schultz will sing America The Beautiful, New Berlin City Engineer-Tammy Simonson will perform Amazing Grace on Bag Pipes. The New Berlin Community Band will play patriotic music, play a God Bless America sing along and perform echoing TAPS. Sergeant Timothy Gibbons from the U. S. Army Waukesha Recruiting Station and VFW Post 5716 will “Retire the Flag.” Paul Peterson will give “A Toast to the Flag” and New Berlin Boy Scout Troop 93 will help direct traffic and along with volunteers from Shorewest will assist Peggy and Sherry Ament with filling balloons, handing out programs and flags for those who attend.
Our sponsors have donated over 600 U.S. flags and balloons for the Ceremony and Shorewest Realtors of New Berlin paid for printing the programs.
The event will end with a balloon release with memorial tags. Aero Compressed Gases will be providing the helium and the cannon will be fired by VFW Post 5716 Former Commander Ken Sharping. Former New Berlin Assistant Fire Chief Joe Dallman will drive the shuttle for anyone needing assistance to and from their cars and the Memorial.
Seating will NOT be provided so we recommend that you bring a lawn chair if you would like to sit during the ceremony. The event should last about 45 minutes to 1 hour.