Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Zachow, will hold a memorial celebration Wednesday in Zion Cemetery to honor the veterans who are buried there along with the veterans who are members of the church.
“We want to honor our veterans and this is just another opportunity,” said Bob Krause, chairman of the congregation.
Krause’s father, Robert T. Krause, an Army veteran of World War II and Korea, is buried in the cemetery.
Markers have been placed by the graves of 12 veterans: Paul Dobratz, Elder Koeller, Robert J. Krause, Ervin Kroening, Robert Kroening, James Mills, John F. Oshefsky, John Radtke, John (F) Radtke, Wilheim Radtke, Otto Rueckert and August Schachtsneider.
Richard Barkhaus, financial officer of Zernicke-Wegner American Legion Post 217, along with other post members will place flags in the markers before the ceremony and remove them the following week to preserve them for next year.