Launch to plan Sheboygan Memorial Day parade
Launch: Lakeland Student-Run Businesses is planning Sheboygan’s Memorial Day Parade, set for Monday, May 31, in downtown Sheboygan starting at 9 a.m.
A ceremony to honor United States veterans and active-duty personnel will follow at Fountain Park. There will be a brat fry at Fountain Park after the parade and ceremony.
Launch is partnering with the City of Sheboygan and Kohler Credit Union to plan this event.
Sheboygan Mayor Mike Vandersteen stated, “I appreciate the continued support of the Kohler Credit Union to sponsor the 2021 Memorial Day Parade and Program and look forward to working with the Lakeland University Launch venture to produce the event this year. This partnership between the Kohler Credit Union, Lakeland University and the City of Sheboygan will allow residents to continue to properly honor and mourn the military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces.”
Kohler Credit Union Sr. Vice President of Member Experience Laura Gabrielse said, “Kohler Credit Union is very proud to sponsor Sheboygan’s Memorial Day parade. We are fortunate to be able to work with Launch and the City of Sheboygan to ensure that the rich tradition of the parade continues. This event has always been about our community coming together, and now with our partnership with Launch, it strengthens that purpose.”
Launch Event Planner Ali Wilson, a senior at Lakeland, said, "Lakeland is proud to be part of planning Sheboygan’s Memorial Day event as we join with the community to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.”
The mission of Lakeland’s Launch venture is to transform Lakeland students into the next generation of innovative leaders by providing paid experiential and entrepreneurial learning opportunities that prepare students for diverse careers in a multi-faceted world.
Lakeland students are empowered to create, develop, manage and lead business ventures. These experiences are part of a campus-wide initiative that instills an entrepreneurial mindset that is applicable across all majors.
Volunteers are needed for this event. Contact Ali Wilson at WilsonA1@lakeland.edu for additional information.
To register as a parade participant or to volunteer, visit https://lakeland.edu/event/memorial-day-parade-and-celebration-2021-2021-05-31.
Questions about Sheboygan’s Memorial Day celebration should be emailed to Ali Wilson at WilsonA1@lakeland.edu.