A La Crosse high school tradition is about to happen for the 100th time.
Central High School will conduct its Memorial Day service at 9:20 am Friday — the usual date before the holiday.
The Central ceremony is planned at the traditional location — the front entrance of the school on Losey Boulevard.
Central’s ceremony was first held in 1923, and it’s considered one of the longest-running Memorial Day events by any high school in the U.S.
Many area veterans attend the Central service in person.
Because of the pandemic, the Memorial Day service was virtual in 2020 and livestreamed for the public each of the past two years.