Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin – The City of Wisconsin Rapids and American Legion Post 9 announce the inaugural Wisconsin Rapids Veterans Honor Walk. From May 20 through Veterans Day, 31 custom banners celebrating veterans will be hung on light poles along Grand Avenue, from 8th Street to City Hall. Booklets with maps and banner pictures will be placed along the route.
To celebrate the unveiling of this year’s Veterans Honor Walk, the American Legion Post 9 will host an informal gathering at Veterans Memorial Park, 2nd Street between Grand Avenue and Jackson Street bridges, on May 21, from 2 – 4 p.m. They will also host an informational booth at the Buckley-Baldwin VFW Post 2534’s 90th Anniversary celebration at Donald J Knuth Memorial Hall, 2711 Reddin Road, on May 21, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
“It has been a pleasure working with the American Legion to bring the Veterans Honor Walk to Wisconsin Rapids for the first time. The Honor Walk commemorates the accomplishments and sacrifices of veterans and active service members in our community. We thank you for your service,” said Mayor Shane Blaser.
Those interested in purchasing a banner for the 2023 Veterans Honor Walk can find an application at wirapids.org or at City Hall, 444 West Grand Avenue. The American Legion Post 9 will accept applications for 2023 until there are 40 approved applications, or until February 28, 2023. First time banners will receive priority. If there are any openings available on March 1, renewals of 2022 banners may be accepted. Learn more by visiting wirapids.org or by contacting Jerry Krofta, American Legion Post 9, at 715-424-6260.
If you have questions, please contact:
American Legion Post 9
4132 16th St. S
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494-4259