|The revamped LeRoyer Walkway, located just north of Langlade Hospital along Antigo Lake, will be the setting for a special Memorial Day service on Monday.|
The program, slated for 1 p.m., is designed to commemorate and remember those service members who gave the supreme sacrifice for the freedom and preservation of the nation.
The service will honor the over 1,000 people whose names are inscribed on walkway bricks, many dating from the original walkway which had to be moved to allow construction of the new hospital.
“Each of us, as we walk these paths, remember with some sadness, gratitude and joy,” Sister Dolores Demulling of the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph, said. “We do not stop there, but realize that life is a journey, in which we are called to build together. We live in the present moment and revere tradition, which helps us to realize and appreciate our family, community and our planet.”
Those attending the service are invited to bring a red geranium to be placed in a new bed designated for the purpose, Sister Demulling said.
The program will include song, speeches and prayer, and the reading of the names on the World War I memorial, in whose honor the hospital was originally dedicated, by Steve Bradley.
Following the ceremony, all are invited to the Three Sisters Cafe for refreshments.
Sister Dolores Demulling is shown with Billie Bauknecht, who is involved in the LeRoyer Hospice, and Jason Noskowiak, maintenance, at the LeRoyer Walkway’s new geranium bed, just waiting for the flowers.