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slides: 2016 Rhode Island Veterans Day Events

Friday, November 11, 2016


Maybe it is a friend, father, grandfather, uncle or other, just about everyone knows a veteran who has served our country.

With that said, Veterans Day is when we appreciate everything the men and women of the armed forces have sacrificed and have done for our country, and there are plenty of ways to do so. 

From Providence, to Pawtucket to Newport, Veterans day events are going on all over the state of Rhode Island, honoring those who have served, as well as their families. 

The events range from parades to 5K's to cemetery dedication's and much more. 

Thank you veterans! 

For a list of events, see the slideshow below.


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Ceremony at Brown University

The ceremony will begin at noon by the flagpole on Brown University's College Green across from Rhode Island Hall.The ceremony is open to the public. 

The ceremony will then proceed to the Ruth J. Simmons Quad, for a wreath-laying ceremony followed by addresses by Brown and Rhode Island communities and a slideshow to honor veterans.

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Park View Veterans Day 5K

The 4th Annual Park View Veterans Day 5k run/walk as well as a 1 mile kids run will be held at Roger Williams Park starting at 8:30 a.m. with a kids run, and then the 5K taking place at 9:30 a.m. 

All proceeds from the event benefit Operation Stand Down RI. 

Awards include race t-shirts to the first 700 entrants to the race. Guaranteed race T-shirts to all online registrations. Cash awards of $100 will be given to the overall 1st place male and female.

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Ceremony at Rhode Island Veterans' Home

The ceremony at the Rhode Island Veterans Home begins at 11:30 a.m. 

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo will be one of the guests. 

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Ceremony at Newport City Hall

The ceremony just in front of the Newport City Hall kicks off at 11 a.m. and will feature  the Newport Artillery Company, local veterans' organizations, Rogers High School Army JROTC Viking Battalion, city and legislative officials and much more. 

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Veterans Day Ceremony

Ceremonies at Veterans' Park Bridgeway, Pascoag will begin at 11 a.m.

The ceremony is being put on by the Burrillville Allied Veterans Council, which includes American Legion Posts 17 and 88, and VFW Post 1023, 

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East Greenwich

Veterans Day Parade

 The Veterans Day Parade will take place starting  from Academy Field and will go to First Avenue for a wreath laying ceremony at the corner of Cliff Street. The parade will then go North on Main Street the Town Hall for a closing ceremony.

The parade begins at 10 a.m.and is expected to conclude around 11 a.m.

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Veterans Memorial Museum

The Veterans Memorial Museum tells the stories of local service members, while showcasing artifacts and photographs from the military and the wars. 

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

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Wreath Laying at Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Park in Pawtucket will hold a wreath laying ceremony to honor veterans starting at 11 a.m. 

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Dedication of Veterans Memorial

There will be a dedication ceremony at the Rhode Island Veterans ceremony starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Those interested in purchasing a brick to remember a veteran can do so by clicking here. 

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Veterans Celebration at Richmond Senior Center

The celebration will take place from noon to 3 p.m. and is open to anyone.

The celebration includes a flag display representing all branches of the armed forces, a missing man table, refreshments and more. 


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