Tuesday, November 13, 2012
About 120 people showed for ceremonies including speeches, narrated flag folding, singers, stories and poems.
Veterans Day Ceremonies at the Museum of Work and Culture Monday morning treated eyes and ears with beautiful renditions of patriotic songs, a narrated WHS JROTC flag folding ceremony and a six-gun salute. The theme of the morning was the War of 1812, America's last war with England, now a staunch ally of the United States. "I think it shows us that out of diversity and conflict can come unity and friendship," said Mayor Leo Fontaine. Richard Schatz, president of the United Veterans Council of Woonsocket, asked the Boy Scouts and members of the WHS AFJROTC to learn as much as they could during their time in the organizations. "It is going to make you a better person. A better citizen," Schatz said. With the loss of membership in local …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Happy Veterans Day, and welcome to today's things to know.
Veterans Day - Today at 10 a.m. the Museum of Work and Culture will host its annual Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony. This year's theme is the War of 1812. A reading of "Taps", a flag ceremony by the WHS JROTC, and the attendance of local veterans will round out the day. The weather is supposed to be in the 70s today. City Hall, The Woonsocket Harris Public Library and the Senior Center will be closed today in honor of the holiday. The Woonsocket MaterialRecycle Facility (located at 943 River St.) and the Rhode Island Resource RecoveryCorporation (Central Landfill) will be closed. Curbside pick-up of trash, recycling and yard waste from Nov. 12 through Nov. 16 will be delayed by one day. Zoning - The Woonsocket Zoning Board will meet …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
United Veterans Council of Woonsocket celebrating Sunday at WWII Park, Museum of Work and Culture plans War of 1812 themed Monday ceremony.
The United Veterans Council of Woonsocket will have a brief ceremony at World War II Memorial Park Sunday, and locals can enjoy a more elaborate celebration Monday courtesy of the Museum of Work and Culture. Veterans Agent Ernest Boisvert said Sunday's ceremony will take place near the canons and monument in the park at 11 a.m., with a speech from him and remarks from a minister from the Assemly of God church. Boisvert has invited local veterans groups to attend. A more involved celebration of Veterans Day will be held at the museum, 42 South Main St., at 10 a.m. Monday. The annual celebration's theme this year is the War of 1812, said Romeo Berthiaume, a volunteer at the museum. The ceremony will feature a performance by the Woonsocket …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round as well as on Veterans Day.
Friday, November 9, 2012
A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Make sure to check below if deal counts for Sunday (Veterans Day), or both Monday (Veterans Day observed) and Sunday. Here's a guide to many of these great deals to be found on Veterans Day both on and off the island: For military service men and women only: Local Businesses —Woonsocket Patch wants to know: Do you have a special deal for veterans this year? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, November 11, 2011
This Friday, say "thank you" to those who have served our country.
Remembering our heroes- Today is Veterans Day, a day to honor those who have served in the US armed forces and the sacrifices they have made. Stop by the Museum of Work and Culture for a ceremony starting at 11 a.m. or on Saturday, help support a local hero who was injured in Afghanistan. Kickin' it Country- The Back Alley Pub has gone country. Every Friday, the bar now has a DJ playing Country Hits and offers free line dancing from 9:30 to 11 p.m. Rail Service Expansion- Commuter rail service expansion, which is expected to double the number of stops at TF Green Airport on the Providence/Stoughton, is slated to begin next week. The new service will include 20 weekday stops, and for the first time provide service to and from the Airport to…
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Museum honors Woonsocket veterans who died in World War I.
The Museum of Work and Culture will host a special observance of Veterans Day tomorrow morning, acknowledging Woonsocket's contribution to World War I on the 11th day of the 11th month in the 11th year. The unique date served as inspiration for organizers, who focus on veterans from a different war each year for their annual ceremony. Veterans Day, which honors all US soldiers, is celebrated as Armistice Day in other parts of the world, and marks the signing of the armistice, an agreement which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany. The document was signed on on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in 1918. The museum's observance, which normally begins at 10 a.m. has been moved this year to 11 a.m. to acknowledge the …