On Monday, May 30, 2016, celebrate Memorial Day with us in the Town of Rhine in rural Elkhart Lake for the Memorial Day Celebration and Picnic from 11 am to 4 pm at Town Rhine Recreation Hall (Cty E and Cty FF). Delicious sandwiches and desserts! Enjoy an old-fashioned country picnic with all the trimmings. Parade at 1 pm followed by a Veterans Program – Town Rhine Memorial Cemetery and Civil War Monument (one of three in USA).
The monument, one of the first in the state erected following the Civil War, was dedicated July 4, 1868, in remembrance of 115 men from the Town of Rhine who volunteered to serve in the Union Army. The names of 23 of those soldiers who were killed in action are inscribed on the monument along with the battles where they died.