The rededication of the General Joseph Warren statue will be held at the General Joseph Warren Park on Pennsylvania Ave. W. on Monday, May 9, at 11 a.m., conducted by the General Joseph Warren Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
The statue and the base have been completely restored by Fiske & Sons of Erie. The project was a result of the 100th anniversary celebration of the General Joseph Warren Chapter DAR. The project was to restore the sword and sheath - which were removed by vandals many years ago - but grew into a much larger project as it was found that the statue itself was in dire need of repair. The chapter raised funds for the complete restoration, and, thanks to many generous benefactors, the group was able to raise more than $6,000 needed for the restoration.
The statue is only one of three in the country dedicated to General Warren, who was instrumental in the Revolutionary War and was killed at Bunker Hill. The statue is a monument to Revolutionary soldiers buried in Warren County.
After the ceremony, chapter members will meet for lunch at the Conewango Club where their first meeting was held 100 years ago. Guest of honor will be Deborah Davis, DAR Pennsylvania State Regent. Local chapter members and chapter members from the Northwestern District of Chapters also will attend.v