Warrens native Bernie Delaney – now a resident of southern California – is the keynote speaker for this year’s Warrens Memorial Day program on Monday, May 30. The program begins at 11 a.m. at the Warren Mills Cemetery
Event organizer Sara Moseley said Delaney’s address will touch upon the life of a local man who died during the Vietnam War and was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Delaney will also share reflections of his father, Richard, who was a POW during the Korean War.
Serving as Master of Ceremonies for this years’ service is Debra Pearson, retired Warrens Elementary School teacher. Raising of the Colors will be by members of Warrens VFW Post 5387. Tomah VFW Post 1382 will perform the Honor Guard duties. Readings will be by members of the Clovers and Cranberries 4-H Club.
The Town of Lincoln Fire Department fire engine will lead a parade of walkers leaving the fire station at 10:40 a.m. Anyone is welcome to join the procession.
In the event of rain the program will be held at the fire station, Moseley said.
The Warrens Lions Club will be holding their Memorial Day Chicken BBQ Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until they run out of chicken.
Cost is $10 for a half-chicken meal or $9 for a quarter-chicken meal. A hot dog plate will also be available for $5. Seating will be available inside the Log Building and outside in the softball concession stand area. Boxed to-go meals will also be available.
PHOTO CAPTION: In this file photo above from a past Warren Mills Cemetery Memorial Day program, area service members raising the flag (left to right) are Bridget Garber, Sam Moseley, David Moseley and Rebecca Moseley.