Construction has slowed traffic in the city, but it won't stop the annual Memorial Day parade from marching through downtown on Monday, May 30.

The Waukesha Allied Veterans Council announced last week that the parade will be rerouted around the road work on Main Street, but the Memorial Day festivities will otherwise continue as planned.

Those festivities include a 9 a.m. river service in front of the State Office Building, 141 N.W. Barstow St., at the Fox River; the parade; and a program at Cutler Park to honor veterans, according to WAVC Secretary Walter Hahn.

During the river service, which will be overseen by women from the Marine Corps League, auxiliary chaplains from local veterans organizations will deliver their Memorial Day prayers. The service will end with the casting of flowers onto the water to honor those who died at sea, followed by a rifle salute and the playing of taps.

The parade line-up begins at 9:15 a.m. at the Schuetze Recreation Center in Frame Park. The parade starts at 10:15 a.m.

The parade will proceed from Baxter Street to Buckley Street and continue west to Main Street, turn right at Barstow Street then left at Riverfront Plaza and left onto Clinton Street. The procession will then turn right at Main Street and left on Maple Avenue and end at Cutler Park.

A ceremony honoring veterans will begin around 11 a.m. in the park at the Les Paul Performance Center, 321 W. Wisconsin Ave.

After the program, around noon, a short service will be held outside the Prairie Home Cemetery's chapel, 605 S. Prairie Ave. The service will include a flag-raising ceremony and a gun salute as taps is played.

The cemetery will also have an open house that day to celebrate the beginning of summer, according to a cemetery representative.

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