Platteville’s Independence Day celebration will be unique in the city’s history.
The highlight of Independence Day will be the dedication of the Veterans Honor Roll in City Park Wednesday at 10 a.m.
(See the Veterans Honor Roll special section of the June 22 Platteville Journal and the story on page 1B for more on the Veterans Honor Roll.)
Michael Trepanier, executive assistant for the state Department of Veterans Affairs, will be the keynote speaker. Ken Kilian’s Brass Quintet will perform.
Activities begin Tuesday with the Tri-State Truck and Tractor Pull at Legion Field at 7 p.m. Rain date will be Wednesday at noon.
Independence Day begins with a 5K walk-run and youth walk/run, with registration at the Rollo Jamison Museum at 7:30 a.m.
The Rollo Jamison Museum will host Heritage Day, with free admission from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Activities include a Southwest Wisconsin Auto Club car display, Hit and Miss engines and antique tractors, demonstrations, children’s games, mechanical music demonstrations, and a silent auction for the historic reenactment later this year. The Wundo Band will play from noon to 4 p.m.
The Platteville Elks Club will hold a fundraiser brat fest for the Veterans Honor Roll at Garvey’s Auto Service from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Activities at Legion Field will begin with a men’s softball tournament starting at 8 a.m. A bean bag tournament will be held at noon. A kids’ bounce house highlights children’s activities. The Journey tribute band Separate Ways will perform at 8 p.m.
Fireworks at Legion Field are scheduled for dusk. The rain date is Thursday, July 5.