(5/17/13) The Tomah Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold its annual Memorial Day observance on Friday, May 24, at 1 p.m., on the front steps of Building 400 on the Tomah VA campus.
The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will honor the fallen of our nation. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place in the Tomah VA Chapel.
Col. Tim Lawson, the commander of the Wisconsin National Guard's 32md Infantry Brigade, will deliver the keynote speech.
The Tomah High School Band will perform at the program. The Memorial Day observance will also include patriotic music from Veterans, including Army Veteran Joe Lamb and Navy Veteran John Elliot will play bagpipes.
The observance will also include the annual Tribute to the Fallen, a reading of the names of Wisconsin's Servicemembers, who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan. The tribute will be accompanied by the playing of "Ashokan Farewell," by Joni Wendal and Ruth Kielley, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution.