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Memorial Day ceremonies to return in La Crosse this year

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After being shut down by COVID-19 last year, Memorial Day ceremonies in the La Crosse area generally will get back to normal for 2021.

The traditional parade in La Crosse returns, after being called off last May. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at the intersection of 6th and King, and will proceed on King to West Avenue, and then to La Crosse Street where the parade participants will gather at Oak Grove Cemetery for an observance.

Onalaska, West Salem, and Holmen also have Monday morning parades.

The Riverside Park observance will begin at 11:15 am at the bandshell.

Other services in the area include events at the Campbell Cemetery, Woodlawn, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, the Catholic and Jewish Cemeteries, and Mormon Coulee Memorial 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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