Credit: The Providence Journal
The Town of East Greenwich announces its Annual Veterans Day Parade will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m., starting at Academy Field, proceeding to First Avenue for a wreath-laying at the World War II Memorial at Cliff Street, then heads north on Main Street to Town Hall for a ceremony.
East Greenwich is only one of a handful of Rhode Island communities to hold a Veterans Day Parade, honoring veterans of all wars, especially those who have given “their last full measure of devotion.”
The parade will be led by the “Lone Piper” Aaron Lindo and Grand Marshal Bruce C. MacGunnigle. A vast array of Color Guards will be joined by our local militia groups the Kentish Guards and Varnum Continentals.
The parade will welcome the return of the Rhode Island Shriners. The Nightlife Marching Band, presented by Mark Bedrossian, and our own East Greenwich High School Band will be marching and providing patriotic favorites for young and old. Local Boy and Girl Scouts will march along with Mrs. Rhode Island America. Numerous classic and antique cars will participate along with the ever-patriotic Blue Knights Law Enforcement motor group and local fire departments.
There is NO rain date. Cancellation notice, if needed, will be given to East Greenwich Police (886-8640) by 9 a.m. For further information, call Leigh Botello, at (401) 886 8604 or Carl Hoyer, at (401) 884-6272.