Milwaukee Dancing Grannies plans to return to Waukesha

One year later and feelings are still running high. The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies lost four members of their community when a man drove his car through the Waukesha Christmas Parade in November 2021. Six people were killed in total that day and nearly 70 injured. Walking through this parade brings back memories of that fatal day again. “Knowing that the four fallen are not here with us, but we also go back to Waukesha knowing that this is where their last steps were,” said Jan Knutson, Milwaukee Dancing Grannies Co-Captain. The group plans to honor its fallen members on Sunday. “We are carrying poster-size pictures of the four who fell, and some family members will be joining us,” Knutson said. The Grannies also plan to hang gift bags with “Granny Strong” and “Waukesha Strong” bracelets inside. It is their way of thanking the community for their love and support. “It is the love and support of the communities that enables us to keep moving forward,” Knutson said. The group is a sisterhood bound by tragedy but taking steps toward healing. “We build new memories but we never forget what we had,” Knutson said. Waukesha Christmas Parade details: Waukesha Christmas Parade (waukesha-wi.gov)

One year later and feelings are still running high.

The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies lost four members of their community when a man drove his car through the Waukesha Christmas Parade in November 2021. Six people were killed in total that day and nearly 70 injured.

Walking through this parade brings back memories of that fatal day again.

“Knowing that the four fallen are not here with us, but we also go back to Waukesha knowing that this is where their last steps were,” said Jan Knutson, Milwaukee Dancing Grannies Co-Captain.

The group plans to honor its fallen members on Sunday.

“We are carrying poster-size pictures of the four who fell, and some family members will be joining us,” Knutson said.

The Grannies also plan to hang gift bags with “Granny Strong” and “Waukesha Strong” bracelets inside. It is their way of thanking the community for their love and support.

“It is the love and support of the communities that enables us to keep moving forward,” Knutson said.

The group is a sisterhood that has bonded over tragedy but is taking steps toward healing.

“We build new memories but we never forget what we had,” Knutson said.

Waukesha Christmas Parade 2022 Details:

Waukesha Christmas Parade (waukesha-wi.gov)

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