Brookfield Township will hold its traditional Memorial Day ceremony May 27 at Brookfield Township Cemetery.

U.S. Air Force veteran Gary Yonchak will be the featured speaker.

The event opens at 10 a.m. with a parade featuring veterans, local safety forces and community service and citizens groups. The parade starts on Grove Street and makes the short jaunt along Route 7 to the cemetery. Any veteran who wishes to march or ride in the parade can meet with event organizers at 9:30 a.m. near the Brookfield Public Library.

A ceremony will be held at the cemetery with the reading of a list of veterans with Brookfield ties who have died since the last ceremony; the laying of a wreath by members of the Brookfield Township Volunteer Fireman’s Auxiliary, escorted by a firefighter; a gun salute by members of the Brookfield Police Department; music by the Brookfield High School Band; the playing of “Taps”; and the reading of poems, including “In Flanders Field,” by high school students.

Following the observance, a free luncheon will be held at the Brookfield banquet hall behind the fire department, 774 Route 7. The luncheon is presented by the auxiliary.

Brookfield trustees and Jean McKenzie of the Brookfield Rotary Club organize the observance.

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