The public is invited to attend the City of Fitchburg Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 29th at the Fitchburg Senior Center located at 5510 Lacy Road (lower level of the Community Center) at 12:15 pm. The Oregon-Brooklyn VFW Post 10272 will preside over the observance. At 1:30 pm there will be a wreath laid at the Bob Schley Memorial at the Gorman Wayside, 2377 S. Fish Hatchery Road by MM2 Bart Schley, in honor of the men and women who have sacrificed their lives while serving our country.
The guest speaker will Doug Morrissette, long time Fitchburg resident, Veteran, former Town Chairman & former Mayor of Fitchburg. The theme of his keynote will be: "A Flight of Remembrance." On April 22, 2017, Mr. Morrissette took a trip of a lifetime along with eighty-eight veterans aboard the Badger Honor Flight from Madison to Washington, DC to visit the memorials. This trip inspired Mr. Morrissette to not only reflect on his service in both the National Guard and the United States Air Force, but to acknowledge fellow veterans for their service including those that face daily struggles from the experience, while also remembering the men and women who lost their lives serving our country.