Warren honors veterans on Monday


vet-daysVeterans’ organizations and civic group will mark Veterans’ Day ceremony during a town ceremony at 11 a.m. this coming Monday,  Nov. 11, on the Town Common.
Warren native Joseph Gosselin, who as an Army Air Corps bombardier in World War II who was shot down and held captive by the Germans until the war’s end, will be the honored guest. Mr. Gosselin was profiled in the Warren Times recently after he was given the chance to fly in the same style plane from which he was shot down nearly 70 years ago.
A collation will follow in the Warren Methodist Church a few yards from the Town Common. State Sen. Walter S. Felag Jr. and state Rep. Jan Malik are expected to give brief remarks, and the Colors will be presented by Boy Scout Troop 25 of Warren.
Other groups taking part include The Warren Association of Vietnam Veterans, Warren Unit #11 of the American Legion Auxiliary, American Legion Post 104 of Warren,  the Warren Veterans’ Honor Roll Committee, the Kickemuit Grange, and Scout Troop 25.
The Honor Roll Committee and Vietnam Veterans Association will give an update on the restoration of the Common’s Civil War Memorial, which is about 65 percent complete. The Memorial will be ready in the spring for its rededication.