WAUKESHA – Flags across Wisconsin will fly at half-staff on Monday, November 21, 2022 to mark the one-year anniversary of the Waukesha Christmas Parade attack.
Governor Evers has ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Monday, November 21 in recognition of the first anniversary of the Christmas Parade Tragedy.#WaukeshaStrong pic.twitter.com/7ya11TPwIV— cityofwaukesha (@CityofWaukesha) November 18, 2022
Six people were killed and dozens more were wounded when Darrell Brooks drove his mother’s SUV through the parade route in 2021. Brooks was recently convicted on all charges related to the attack and sentenced to six consecutive life sentences in prison.
The city will be honoring the victims during a ceremony which is scheduled to be held at 4:39 p.m. Monday in Cutler Park.
4:39 p.m. is the exact time that Brooks entered the parade route behind the wheel of the SUV.
Several dignitaries are expected to attend and speak at Monday’s ceremony, including Governor Tony Evers, Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly, Police Chief Dan Thompson and more.
Healing Hearts of Southeast Wisconsin will also be there along with staff and trained volunteers for “anyone needing someone to talk to,” according to a press release.
All city buildings in Waukesha will be closing at 4:00 p.m. Monday so employees can attend the event.
For those who are unable to attend in-person, the event is being live-streamed on the City of Waukesha’s Facebook page.
For more information on Monday’s remembrance ceremony, click here.
Join us next week Mon. at 4:39pm for the One-Year Anniversary (either in-person or on Facebook Live) as we honor the lives we lost, support those who are still suffering, and come together as a community.https://t.co/Hmq73GBt9b #WaukeshaStrong #UniteWithABlueLight pic.twitter.com/Vp6vvw1ugv— cityofwaukesha (@CityofWaukesha) November 14, 2022