slides: 2016 Rhode Island Veterans Day Events
Friday, November 11, 2016
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.
Related Slideshow: 2016 RI Veterans Day Events
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.
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.
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.
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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