Audrey Juds, a longtime resident of New Berlin, has worked over 25 years covering the city as a reporter, editor and columnist. Contact her at email@example.com.
The Memorial Day service at Highland Memorial Park -- sponsored by New Berlin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5716 -- always attracts a large crowd to honor those who have served their country overseas. The ceremony this year was declared bigger than ever.
The post traditionally follows this up with another impressive ceremony – bestowing Patriotic Citizen Awards. It offers local organizations the opportunity to honor a special member by nominating this person to receive a flag flown over the United States Capitol.