POST 151

Don't Miss "Avenue of Flags"

Memorial Day Program 

May 29, 2023

     Memorial Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/ observed on Monday, May 29th. You will not want to miss this important patriotic event held for almost 50 years on the west side of Madison to remember and honor the sacrifices of past generations of veterans. 

     The annual "Avenue of Flags" Memorial Day program, scheduled for Monday, May 29, will be held at  Sunset Memory Gardens, 7302 Mineral Point Rd. It will include an invocation, a Sunset Memory Gardens roll call, placing of a memorial wreath, a Memorial Day address by a military officer, a departed veterans roll call, a rifle salute to departed veterans, and playing of taps to close the program.

     Come early and drive or walk the winding routes of Sunset Memory Gardens cemetery and take in the moving display of thousands of US flags lining the drives and grave sites.  More than 1,500 small flags are placed at each veteran’s grave, as well as hundreds of large flags along the drives by volunteers representing local Boy Scouts of America, Cuna Veterans Employees Resource Group, members and friends of Post 151 and the Post 151 Auxiliary.

     Make your way up toward the chapel to observe the outdoor program which begins at     2 p.m. and will conclude about 3 p.m.   “We encourage local citizens to attend, whether they have served or not. Memorial Day should be a solemn day of reflection for all of us. It’s not a day to celebrate, but to honor and reflect on the sacrifices of countless Americans who gave their lives defending our country,” said Chris Ogden, Adjutant of American Legion Post 151 in Madison.

    The Memorial Day program is co-sponsored by American Legion Post 151 “West Side Memorial,” and Sunset Memory Gardens.

    Please bring your own chair.  The program will continue in the event of rain.


Post 151 West Side Memorial

Your Membership and Participation Matter


The Post 151 American Legion family consists of its Legionnaire members, its Auxiliary, and its Sons of the American Legion (SAL) squadron.  Our success depends on active membership, participation, and volunteerism across the entire family. We believe that our organization belongs to the people and the communities in which we serve. That geographic region of communities generally consists of the west and south sides of the city of Madison, Fitchburg, and adjacent portions of Middleton, Verona and rural Dane County. Membership, however, is not resitricted by geography as we have members who reside across the United States. 

Since our charter on February 2, 1967, Post 151 has welcomed veterans from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all veterans and currently serving military personnel. Joining Post 151 enables you to continue serving God, Country, and Community.

Our mission is to enhance the well-being of veterans in our community, their families, our military, and our communities.   We embrace the American Legion's vision of “Veterans Strengthening America," through our commitment to mutual helpfulness executed through a number of ongoing American Legion programs.

You can find more information about Post 151, our membership, opportunities and programs by clicking through the drop-down menu on the upper left side of this page.

Thank you for supporting the American Legion Family and Post 151, Westside Memorial


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