Since the founding of the Warren Mills Cemetery in 1890, Warrens area residents have paid tribute to the military service of community members – both living and deceased – on Memorial Day and will again this year.
“As we plan the service each year, we strive for a combination of new participants with new perspectives coupled with tradition,” said Sara Moseley, organizer of this year’s Warren Mills Cemetery Memorial Day Service.
The Warrens VFW Post 5387 Color Guard and Town of Lincoln Fire Department will lead the Memorial Day procession to the Warren Mills Cemetery on Monday, May 29. Moseley invites anyone wishing to walk or ride a bike in the procession to be at the fire station by 10:30 a.m.
The Memorial Day Service at the cemetery begins at 11 a.m. by the flagpoles. This year’s keynote speaker is Jim Williams. Williams is the commander of Warrens VFW Post 5387.
Judy Ziebell is serving as this year’s Master of Ceremonies. Grant Moseley will give the invocation, the Abbott/Brummet Family will raise the flags, Stacy Frost is providing the music, the Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty will lay the wreath and Warrens Area Girl Scout Troop No. 4428 is doing the readings. The hour-long program will conclude with a 21-gun salute by American Legion Post 201.
In the event of bad weather, the Memorial Day Service program will be held indoors at the Town of Lincoln Fire Station.
Also on Memorial Day, the Warrens Lions Club is serving their annual Memorial Day Chicken BBQ Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Warrens Lions Log Building.
PHOTO CAPTION: In the photo above from the 2016 Warren Mills Cemetery Memorial Day program, area service members (left to right) Bridget Brummet, Sam Moseley, David Moseley and Rebecca Moseley raise the American flag.