Union Grove Veterans Cemetary
July 25, 2019
Press: Reserved Press
Approx Arrival Time: Afternoon 2:00pm
Interviews: Executive Director will be available for interviews starting at 1:00 pm. Tom will be available for an interview immediately after the ceremony.
We will make our stop at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in order to pay our respects to the fallen. The Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery (SWVMC) located near Union Grove, WI provides a final resting place for eligible veterans, spouses, and dependants and creates a lasting memorial to their achievement and sacrifices.
Situated on state-owned farmland at the Southern Wisconsin Center, the 105-acre cemetery site encompasses gently rolling hills with serene, natural beauty. Currently the 5th busiest State cemetery in the Nation averaging 900 to 1000 services annually. The cemetery has undergone multiple expansion phases since Groundbreaking occurred for the cemetery on Memorial Day May 24, 1996. The cemetery and the administrative building were officially dedicated on May 31, 1998. The first phase of construction included a burial for casket and cremation urns. Additional development will occur as needed to accommodate the needs of veterans and their families.
- 2:00pm Tom arrives on Site
- 2:01pm Presentation of Colors
- 2:05 TBA
- 2:15 Highground Executive Director Jon Weiler Speaker
- 2:30 TBA
- 2:45 Laying of the Wreath
- 2:51 Moment of Silence
- 2:52 21 Gun Salute
- 2:54 Taps
Join the Ride Information: There will be 21-mile connection on this part of the route. The next ride will be the New Glarus route.