Ken Sprain, a Navy veteran from Tomah, is the keynote speaker for this year’s Warrens Memorial Day program on Monday, May 28, at the Warren Mills Cemetery. Sprain is a volunteer with the Hospice-Veteran Partnership program, a collaborative effort between the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Warrens VFW Post 5387 Color Guard and Town of Lincoln Fire Department will lead the Memorial Day procession to the Warren Mills Cemetery. Anyone wishing to walk in the procession should be at the Town of Lincoln Fire Station by 10:40 a.m. The service will begin at 11 a.m. near the cemetery flagpoles.
Music will be provided by David and Meredith Moseley. Rev. William King, associate pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, will provide the invocation and benediction. The Abbott/ Brummet family and friends will raise the flags. The Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty will lay the wreath and the Clovers and Cranberries 4-H Club will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. The program will conclude with a 21-gun salute by VFW Post 1382.
“This year in conjunction with the celebration of the Warrens Sesquicentennial, we are incorporating additional historical aspects to the service, acknowledging all who have served their country during the different wars and in peace time,” said Sara Moseley, organizer of the Warrens Memorial Day service.
In the event of bad weather, the program will be held indoors at the Town of Lincoln Fire Station.
Also on Memorial Day, the Warrens Lions Club is holding their annual Memorial Day Chicken BBQ Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Warrens Lions Log Building. In celebration of the Warrens Sesquicentennial, the Cranberry Country Lioness will be serving free birthday cake and ice cream.