WAKE FOREST — U.S. Marine Corps veteran John J. Queenan will be honored during the sixth Wake Forest memorial flag-raising ceremony Monday, July 6.
The service, which is open to the public, is at 11 a.m. in the Centennial Plaza, in front of the Wake Forest town hall, 301 S. Brooks St.
Members of Queenan’s family have been invited to participate in the ceremony which will include patriotic songs, special remarks, a memorial wreath laying and the ceremonial flag-raising. Following the raising of the American flag, the U.S. Marine Corps service flag will be raised in recognition of the military branch in which Queenan served. Both flags will fly in Centennial Plaza throughout July.
Photographs and other remembrances of Queenan will be displayed in Centennial Plaza during the ceremony, then in the town hall lobby through the end of July.
The July 6 ceremony will begin with the retiring of the colors for Elvira R. Espinoza who was honored during the 5th Wake Forest memorial flag-raising ceremony on June 1.
Presented by local veterans’ organizations to honor the sacrifices of deceased Wake Forest veterans and their
families, memorial flag-raising ceremonies are held monthly, April through November.
A committee of representatives from American Legion Post 187, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 187, American Legion Riders, VFW Post 8466, the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, Marine Corps League 1257, the Wake Forest High School JROTC and the town of Wake Forest continues to solicit the names of deceased Wake Forest veterans who may be honored during future flag-raising ceremonies. For more information, contact Dennis Mecum at 919-327-7887 or firstname.lastname@example.org.