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Memorial Day observances reduced in La Crosse

Brad Williams

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This Memorial Day is the first national holiday in the U.S. to be observed since the shutdowns over COVID-19 began in March. 

As a result, much of the traditional ceremony in the La Crosse area has been called off for this year. 

The local Memorial Day Association will present a special broadcast at noon Monday on some TV and radio stations in the area. 

Veterans will do salutes at some cemeteries, but otherwise there will not be public programs or parades in La Crosse, including the traditional bandshell program at Riverside Park.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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