The Sparta area community is invited to attend all Memorial Day events sponsored by the
Sparta American Legion Post #100 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #2112 on Monday, May 29th.
All events are open to the public.
The first event is a breakfast from 6-9AM at the VFW located at 121 S. Rusk Avenue. After the meal, the
color guard will move to St Patrick’s Cemetery to honor the fallen heroes at 8:00 am and then to the
Leon Cemetery at 9:00 am.
At 10:00 am, Sparta’s Memorial Day parade will pass through downtown on Water Street (participants
are responsible for their own transportation) and end at Blyton Park where Fort McCoy’s Garrison
Commander Stephen Messenger will be the keynote speaker. Following the Blyton Park ceremony,
there will be a commemorative ceremony at VFW Post 2112 to honor those lost at sea with a floating of
Other activities are a chicken Q starting at 11:00 am at the American Legion, located on 1116 Angelo Rd
and a cash raffle to raise funds for the children and youth programs. The drawing will be at 3:00pm The
VFW is also conducting raffles from 12-6PM for youth programs, and will have meat raffles. The final
drawing will be at 6:00pm