On June 11, 2018 the Colonel James Wood II Chapter commemorated Dr. Joseph Warren, namesake of our county & Revolutionary War hero. Due to the efforts of Compatriot Larry Johnson, Warren County agreed to lower the county flag to half mast from 11 Jun (Dr Warren's birth date) to 17 Jun (Dr Warren's date of death on the battlefield).
Dr. Joseph Warren was an American physician who played a leading role in American patriotic organizations in Boston during the early days of the Revolutionary War. He served as President of the Revolutionary Massachusetts Provincial Congress. He wrote the "Suffolk Resolves" as a response to the British Parliament passing the "Intolerable Acts" in 1774 as an answer to the Boston Tea Party. He was responsible for dispatching Paul Revere and William Dawes on their midnight ride to Lexington to warn of the British Army's approach. Dr. Warren borrowed a musket to fight the British at the Battle of Bunker Hill on 17 Jun 1775. Although appointed a Major General, he elected to fight with the volunteers. He became the first martyr of the Revolutionary War after being fatally struck by a musket ball to the head.
Photo below (L to R) Douglas Stanley, Warren County Administrator; Daniel Murray, Vice Chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors; Larry Johnson CJWII Past President; Dale Corey CJWII President; Dale Carpenter prospective member CJWII participants of the ceremony.
Submitted by Dale Corey