Warren Memorial Day observance schedule of events and parade route

Posted 5/27/22

Warren will observe Memorial Day with two days of events on Sunday and Monday. See the full schedule and parade route here.

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Warren Memorial Day observance schedule of events and parade route

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The Town of Warren will begin its Memorial Day Remembrance on Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. with a Memorial Recognition Program to be held at the Town’s Vietnam Memorial marker (located at the junction of Route 136 and Market Street).

This year, Ronald Wilkinson’s (Sergeant, 228th ASLT SPT HELO BN, 11th AVN GROUP, 1st CAV DIV, USARV, killed on February 23, 1969 while serving in the Republic of Vietnam) life will be remembered and reflected upon as one of Warren’s sons who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Monday, May 30, 2022, Naval Honors will be rendered at the Town Wharf at 8:30 a.m. for all Navy Veterans. At 9:00 a.m. Military Honors will be conducted at the Warren Town Common, followed by a parade ceremony to South Burial Ground cemetery, where ceremonies will conclude with the Address of the Day by Colonel Charles R. Brule, (Ret.).

The parade route is as follows: Leave the Warren Town Common, moving west on State Street, turn right onto Water Street (moving north), turn right onto Miller Street (moving east), turn right onto Main Street (moving south), and turn left onto Sowamsett Avenue (moving east) and move into South Burial Ground cemetery, off to the right (south-western corner of the cemetery).

Following this Honor’s Ceremony, people are welcome to a join us with refreshments at the Historic Warren Armory at 11 Jefferson St. This will also be the location for the Memorial Day Ceremonies in the event of inclement weather. See enclosed description of the event, times and participants.

Full schedule of events:

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 9:00 a.m.

Vietnam Memorial
1. Welcoming Remark - David McCarthy
2. Boys Scouts raise the Colors
3. Opening Prayer - American Legion Post 104 - Chaplain COL Denise Boudreau
4. National Anthem sung by Amanda B. Smith
5. Pledge of Allegiance - Boy Scouts
6. Introduction of Guests
7. Greetings from the Town Council - John Hanley
8. State Legislator Comments - Senator Walter Felag, Rep. June Speakman, Rep. Jason Knight
9. Reflections - Ronald Wilkinson
10. Placing of wreath
11. God Bless America sung by Amanda B. Smith
12. Cannon Salute
United Train of Artillery Present
Arms
Taps-Bugler
13. Concluding Comments - David McCarthy
14. Closing Prayer American Legion Post 104 - Chaplain COL. Denise Boudreau
15. Refreshments
16. 09:45 Move to North Burial Ground — Federal Blues RIM, render honors at grave of 1st Capt. of Federal Blues

MONDAY, May 30, 8:30 a.m.

Town Wharf Naval Honors
1. Bugler-Sound Assembly
2. Sound Attention
3. Welcoming Remark - Dave McCarthy
4. Invocation and Comments - Reverend Joseph Upton
5. Navy Hymn - Placing Wreath in the water - (Ret) Fire Chief Galinelli, CPO Robert Hanely, Edgar Hebert and other Navy Personnel
6. Render Honors - RIARNG
7. Present Arms
8. TAPS
9. Proceed to Town Common

MONDAY, May 30, 9:00 a.m.

Town Common (Restroom available - Historic Warren Armory)
1. Welcoming Remark - Dave McCarthy
2. Invocation - Reverend Joseph Upton
3. National Anthem
4. Greetings from the Town Council - John Hanley
5. State Legislator Comments - Senator Walter Felag, Rep. June Speakman, Rep. Jason Knight
6. General Order No. 11 – Penelope DaSilva
7. Gettysburg Address – Gabriel Medeiros
8. Placing Two Wreaths at Monument by Veterans by Veterans
9. Firing Squad RIARNG Funeral Honors Detail
Present Arms
Taps
10. Benediction – Reverend Joseph Upton
11. God Bless America sung by Amanda B. Smith
12. Parade Forms at approximately 9:30 a.m. – (Ret.) Fire Chief Alexander Galinelli

MONDAY, MAY 30, Approximately 10:00 a.m.

South Burial Ground
1. Welcoming Remark - Dave McCarthy
2. Invocation - Reverend Joseph Upton
3. National Anthem
4. Placing of Flags - Warren Scouts
5. In Flanders Field - Tatianna Stephenson
6. America the Beautiful sung by Amanda B. Smith
7. Freedom isn’t Free – Chloe Brownell
8. Battle Hymn sung by Amanda B. Smith
9. Address of the Day - COL Charles Brule
10. Final Roll Call – SGT Doc Bruce Cotta
11. Placing of Wreaths by Veterans
12. Firing Squad - RIARNG Funeral Honors Detail
13. Present Arms
14. TAPS
15. Benediction - Reverend Joseph Upton
16. God Bless America sung by Amanda B. Smith

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