The Town of Warren will begin it’s Memorial Day Remembrance on Sunday, May 28, 2023 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’s Emphasis will be on “Reflections of Stephen “Mike” Siembab.”
On Monday, May 29, 2023, Naval Honors will be rendered at the Town Wharf at 8:15 a.m. for all Navy Veterans. At 9:00 a.m. Military Honors and a brief recognition program will take place at the Town’s Honor Roll on the Town Commons.
The annual Memorial Day Parade (begins at 9:30 a.m. from the Town Commons) followed by a Speaking Program (Principal Speaker Mr. Bruce F. Cotta, Vietnam Combat Medic and Silver Star recipient) commencing at the South Burial Ground to Honor all Warren’s armed forces veterans and their families.
Full schedule of events:
Sunday, May 28 - Warren Vietnam Memorial - 9:00 a.m.
- Welcome Remarks: David McCarthy
- Boys Scouts raise the Colors
- Opening Prayer - American Legion Post 104 Chaplain COL Denise Boudreau
- National Anthem sung by Amanda B. Smith
- Pledge of Allegiance - Boy Scouts
- Introduction of Guests
- Greetings from the Town Council - John Hanley
- Comments - Senator Walter Felag, Rep. June Speakman, Rep. Jason Knight
- Reflections - Michael Siembab
- Placing of wreath
- God Bless America sung by Amanda B. Smith
- Cannon Salute United Train of Artillery Present Arms
- Concluding Comments - David McCarthy
- Closing Prayer American Legion Post 104 Chaplain COL. Denise Boudreau
9:45 - Move to North Burial Ground- Federal Blues RIM render honors at grave of 1st Capt. of Federal Blues
Monday, May 29 - Town Wharf - 8:15 a.m.
Bugler - Sound Assembly
General Valente - Welcome Remarks Invocation and Comments
CDR Robert D. Fasnacht, CHC, USN
Navy Hymn - Placing Wreath in the water - (Ret) Fire Chief Galinelli, CPO Robert Hanely, Edgar Hebert and other Navy Personnel Render Honors - RIARNG
Proceed to Town Common
Town Common - 9:00 a.m.
- Restroom available - Historic Warren Armory
- LTC John Bento - Welcome and Introductions Invocation CDR Robert D. Fasnacht
- National Anthem
- Town Council - John Hanley
- State Legislators Senator Wally Felag, Rep. June Speakman, Rep.
- Jason Knight General Order No. 11 - TBA
- Gettysburg Address - TBA
- Placing Two Wreaths at Monument by Veterans Firing Squad RIARNG Funeral Honors Detail Present Arms
- Benediction - CDR Robert D. Fasnacht God Bless America - Amanda B. Smith
- Parade Forms
South Burial Ground - Approximately 10:00 a.m.
- Welcome and Introductions - LTC John Bento Invocation - CDR Robert D. Fasnacht National Anthem
- Placing of Flags - Warren Scouts
- In Flanders Field - TBA
- America the Beautiful - Amanda B. Smith Freedom isn’t Free - TBA
- Battle Hymn - Amanda B. Smith
- Address of the Day - SGT “Doc” Bruce Cotta Final Roll Call - TBA
- Placing of Wreaths by Veterans
- Firing Squad - RIARNG Funeral Honors Detail Present Arms
- Benediction - CDR Robert D. Fasnacht
- God Bless America - Amanda B. Smith
2023 Warren Memorial Day Vehicle Parade
- Warren Police cruiser
- Warren Police Motorcycles
- Combat Vets Motorcycle Association
- Warren Police Department Color Guard
- Military Vehicles and Fire Dept. Vehicles
- Warren Veterans Dignitaries
- Mt. Hope High School Marching Band Marching Units