Two new flagpoles flying the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Space Force flags will be dedicated at this year’s Warrens Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, at the Warren Mills Cemetery. The program begins at 11 a.m.
The two new poles join the existing poles for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine flags, which were all repainted this spring. The new flagpoles and upgrades were made possible through a fund-raising project spearheaded by Warrens VFW Post 5387 and the Warrens Area Foundation.
Event organizer Sara Moseley said rather than one keynote speaker, this year’s program will feature several individuals sharing the history of the six branches of military service.
Serving as Master of Ceremonies for this years’ service is Debi Hancock. The former Debi Schroeder served as Warrens Cranberry Festival Queen in 1974. The current Warrens Cranberry Festival Royalty – Queen Kendall Murdock and Princesses Abigail Beck and Makenna Rose – will also be assisting at the event.
Raising of the Colors will be by members of Warrens VFW Post 5387. Tomah American Legion Post 201 will perform the Honor Guard duties. David Moseley is this year’s vocalist. The Pledge of Allegiance will be led 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.
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. The 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.
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.