ST. GEORGE — The memorial monument of well-known WWII Pearl Harbor survivor, Lee “The Flag Man” Warren will be unveiled and dedicated during a ceremony at the Tonaquint Cemetery, Monday, March 31, at 5 p.m. Warren, who passed away on Jan. 29, 2014, relentlessly passed out thousands of American flags throughout Southern Utah as a service to the community.
Master of Ceremonies will be George Strutzel a friend of Lee’s, a Pearl Harbor survivor and a member of the Mayor’s Veteran Action Council.
“Lee … donated and gave so many flags,” Strutzel said, “the fact that (the monument) will be right by the flags and Old Glory – I think that’s special.”
Strutzel knew Lee for about 14 years before The Flag Man passed away. Strutzel worked closely with Lee at the St. George Catholic Church and has been involved with several veteran activities with him as well.
St. George Mayor Jon Pike and Councilwoman Michele Randall are speaking at the ceremony among others. Also, an array of military ceremonial pageantry is expected at the ceremony which will be held at the Flag Plaza on the north end of the Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 S. Dixie Drive in St George.
The Patriot Guard Riders will stand a flag line for this ceremony, the Marine Core League and Chapter 961, Vietnam Veterans of Southern Utah will also be represented.
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