5/29/17 – Communities around the nation and right here in Dodge County are observing Memorial Day today with a variety of parade’s and ceremonies. In Beaver Dam, a ceremony will be held at Veterans Memorial Park at Oakwood Cemetery. Lois Levenhagen who is with the American Legion and a member of the Beaver Dam Memorial Committee says that roughly 67 servicemen and woman who have passed since last Memorial Day will be honored. The American Legion Rifle Team will perform the 21-gun salute as well as a rendition of ‘Taps’ on the bugle. Levenhagen says that there will also be symphonic recitals by the Beaver Dam High School Band and new this year, the St. Drexel marching band will perform. There will be seating for roughly 150 people but committee members are encouraging the public to bring lawn chairs and blankets. The theme this year is: “Honor, Duty, Commitment.” The ceremony is scheduled to start at 10:15am and will be broadcasted live on 1430 WBEV.