No rows of white crosses planted along the riverfront, and no playing of ‘Taps’ by a bugler.
The yearly Workers Memorial Day ceremony conducted by La Crosse’s labor community every year on April 28th was short and simple this year, because of the virus outbreak.
Representing the area Central Labor Council, president Tyler Tubbs went on-line from the Green Island gazebo Tuesday, and read a proclamation from La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat calling for stronger health standards in the workplace.
Tubbs also read the names of 89 area residents, from policemen to brewery workers and restaurant employees, who have died while on the job in past years.
, usually held at the gazebo near the Mississippi River.