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March 26, 2020

Sheboygan Memorial Day Parade Canceled

With the health and safety of Sheboygan residents, volunteers and participants in mind, Kohler Credit Union and the City of Sheboygan have decided to cancel this year’s Memorial Day Parade amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The ever-changing dynamic of the situation makes it difficult to plan for an event in the foreseeable future,” said Tony Klockow, president and CEO of Kohler Credit Union. “The decision to cancel wasn’t without sincere consideration of the importance of this event and honoring our fallen military personnel. It’s a disappointing turn of events, but the well-being of our community needs to be our priority.”

“We regret that because of the Coronavirus Pandemic Sheboygan residents will not be able to have a robust celebration on Memorial Day to remember and honor America’s fallen service members,” said Sheboygan Mayor Mike Vandersteen. The committee comprised of Kohler Credit Union staff has been working for several months to organize the 2020 event. I thank this group of volunteers for their efforts.” 

Kohler Credit Union took over management of the Memorial Day Parade in 2015 when the organizers at that time decided to step down.

Kohler Credit Union is a $425 million not-for-profit, financial cooperative, owned and governed by its members. Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in Sheboygan, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington or Waukesha County; as well as their immediate family members and associations or organizations.