2020 Veterans Day Parade

by | Nov 11, 2020

The East Greenwich 2020 Veterans Day Parade reminded us that things can be pretty darn normal amidst a global pandemic. For that, we say thanks to veterans and thanks to the parade organizers (Leigh Carney and helpers, that means you!). We did miss our local historic militias, the Kentish Guard and the Varnum Continentals, as well as the EGHS Avenger Band, but it was wonderful to hear the skirl of Aaron Lindo’s bagpipe.

Pack 3. Photo by Sandra Saunders.

Photo by Sandra Saunders.

Photo by Sandra Saunders.

Providence Police Mounted Command. Photo by Sandra Saunders.

Antique fire truck. Photo by Sandra Saunders

Drum line.

Members of the Town Council Caryn Corenthal, Mark Schwager, Renu Englehart, and Mike Zarrella.

John A. Romano, 2018 Veterans Day Parade Grand Marshal, waves to the 2020 crowd.

Bob Lisi, US Navy hurricane hunter in the late 1960s. He recalled flying into Hurricane Camille.

Yoko Chan, 6, with her parents Wen Chan and Atsuko Hirae. Yoko brought her picture for to honor veterans after working on it in her class with Mrs. Simonetti at Meadowbrook Elementary.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Gerry

    I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the lack of our fire department represented on a day to honor the brave men and women of our armed forces, seems like only yesterday the large group of members who marched right after the union spent thousands to “flip” the council just about two years ago,,,,,,hmmm makes you wonder.

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  2. Tom

    Where were the Kentish Guards and the Varnum Continentals??

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  3. Judy Stenberg

    I am thankful that we at least had a parade. The omissions mentioned above must have had a good reason not to participate. It is a pleasant surprise to see the video on First Avenue. I’m sending this to my cousin in Australia.
    God Bless America.

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  4. LEIGH CARNEY

    Thank you Judy! Everyone was encouraged to make their own personal decision about participating. It was a very difficult decision for those that were absent. I am proud to be able to keep this tradition alive.

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