Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Veterans, students, friends and families gathered to watch the Annual Memorial Day Parade!
Woonsocket's Annual Memorial Day Parade had veterans, students, friends and families gathered together to remember service men and women who lost their lives serving the country. The Grand Marshall was Thomas G. Paine, 83, a chaplain who has served in the Navy and Army National Guard. Joining Paine in the march were The Woonsocket High School band, WFD Honor Guard, WPD Honor Guard, Woonsocket Middle School band, Woonsocket High School AFJR ROTC and Our Lady Queen of Matyrs Cub Scout Pack 2, Cub Scout Pack 6, The Knights of Columbus, the Elks, The RI Combat Motorcycle Association, and the Christian Motorcycle Group, as well as a parade float decked in patriotic decorations.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Mayor, United Veterans Council announce noon stop at monument.
Place Jolicoeur, the focus of an ideological but not yet legal battle between the city and the Freedom From Religion Foundation, will be the last stop on Woonsocket's annual Memorial Day Parade. This morning, Mayor Leo Fontaine's office and the United Veterans Council announced a final wreath laying ceremony at the memorial at 5 Cumberland Hill Road at noon Monday. The site, which sits in front of Woonsocket Fire Department Headquarters, was the subject of a challenge from the FFRF demanding removal of religious symbols from the Place Jolicoeur memorial and Fire Department website earlier this month. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of Clinton and Cumberland Streets. Participants marching in the parade will gather behind the …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Annual event is still accepting participants.
There's still time to sign up to march in this year's Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 28, and Richard Schatz of the United Veterans Council of Woonsocket says you'll be in good company. The parade begins at the corner of Clinton and Cumberland Streets. Participants will gather behind the old Blockbuster Video store at 1 Cumberland St., said Schatz. The parade will march from Clinton to Worral Street toward the Korean War/Vietnam War Memorial, where there will be a wreath laying ceremony, followed by the playing of Taps, and the Woonsocket High School band, said Ernest Boisvert, vice president of United Veterans Council of Woonsocket. Then the parade will march up Worral Street onto Social Street to the Civil War Memorial at Monument Square…