Here is a listing of local parades on Memorial Day – Monday, May 28, 2007. Check our Weekend Picks for other great things to do.
– Bristol – 9:30 am. Parade goes from North Burial Ground, pass VFW Post 237, where wreaths will be placed, to the Veterans Honor Roll Garden, where program will feature Town Clerk Louis Cirillo. Light meal will follow at the Bristol Train of Artillery on State Street.
– Coventry – 10 am, Parade starts from McArthur Boulevard and Main Street, to VFW Post 9404 on South Main Street, with stops at memorials along route.
– East Greenwich – 10 am. Parade leaves Swift Gym, Peirce Street then to First Avenue for brief ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Fountain. From there, parade travels to Main Street and ends at Town Hall for closing ceremony.
– Exeter – 1 pm. Governor Carcieri and Gary Alexander, managing director of the R.I. Department of Human Services and the Division of Veterans Affairs, will host 33rd annual Memorial Day exercises at R.I. Veterans Memorial Cemetery, honoring war dead at World War II Memorial Monument off Memorial Drive.
– Foster – 8:30 am. American Legion Post 101 parade begins at intersection Foster Center, North roads.
– Jamestown – 10 am. Parade starts from Jamestown School, to Lawn Avenue, Watson Avenue to North Main Road and Narragansett Avenue for ceremony at cemetery led by Cliff Largess. Concludes with program and ceremony at Memorial Square, East Ferry.
– Little Compton – 10 am. Parade starts from Veteran’s Field, marching twice around the Commons, ending on Pike’s Peak, at the west tip of the Commons, for annual memorial service. In case of rain, event will be in Katherine B. McMahon Middle School gymnasium.
– Lincoln – 11 am. Parade starts at Smithfield Avenue at Pawtucket city line to Dow’s Square on Walker Street. Theme is “Honor Our Troops.” 30th annual breakfast to be at Sayles Memorial Congregational Church, 185 Chapel St., 7:30 to 10 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults; $3.50 for children under age 12.
– North Kingstown – 10 am. Parade begins from Wilson Park, West Main Street, Wickford, to the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial, at Elm Grove Cemetery, 960 Tower Hill Rd., for ceremonies at 11. Along the way, there will be wreath-laying ceremonies at Updike Park’s World War Memorial and Wickford Harbor.
– North Smithfield – 10:30 am. Parade, conducted by the Leclair Kozlik Logan Bassett VFW Post 6342, steps off from corner of Route 102 and Route 5 on Slatersville Plaza parking lot and proceeds south on North Main Street to Town Hall for memorial service. At conclusion of program parade will continue east on School Street to VFW Post Home, 98 School St., where collation will be served in the pavilion on Post grounds.
– Pawtucket – Memorial Day ceremonies sponsored by the Pawtucket Veterans Council begin at 9 a.m. at Slater Park Shell, proceed to Hiker Monument at Grove and Underwood streets, Mineral Spring Avenue cemetery and end about 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park at Roosevelt Avenue and Exchange Street.
– South Kingstown – 10 am. Parade sponsored by Washington County Post 916, Veterans of Foreign Wars, begins from corner of School Street and Kingstown Road, to Dale Carlia Corner’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial for brief ceremony, then to Saugatucket Park for concluding ceremonies at about 11. In case of rain, parade will be canceled and ceremonies will be at 10 a.m. at high school.
– Warren – 8:30 am. Parade steps off at Common and heads to North Burial Ground, where salute will be fired, before heading to South Burial Ground, where exercises will be held.
– West Greenwich – 1:30 pm. Parade will leave Coventry/West Greenwich town line on Route 102 and travel south to West Greenwich Town Hall for ceremony.
– Westerly – 9 am. Parade starts behind Pawcatuck Shopping Center and proceed at 9:30 down West Broad Street in Pawcatuck, after short ceremony at World War I monument at West Broad Street and Pequot Trail. Parade will stop at Pawcatuck River bridge, where flowers will be cast into river, then proceed to Wilcox Park for ceremonies.
– South Attleboro – 8 am. Parade goes from World War II Memorial at Lees Pond, Washington Street, proceed along Route 1 and turn right at Route 123, stopping at monuments along route. Uptown parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. from the Knights of Columbus Hall, Hodges Street, and proceeds to Capron Park. Festivities will follow.
– Fall River – 2 pm. Parade starts from Kennedy Park, South Main Street to Municipal Veterans Memorial, 72 Bank St., for closing ceremonies, with remarks from honorary marshals and chaplain, Navy Cmdr. Mitchell Schranz, from Naval Station Newport. Chapter 207 of Vietnam Veterans of America will hold noon ceremony aboard Battleship Massachusetts. One-hour ceremony will include guest speaker Iraqi veteran Lt. Col. Stephen Neary, reading of names of area residents who died in Vietnam.
– Rehoboth – 10:15 am. Parade starts from Rehoboth Congregational Church, 139 Bay State Rd., and proceed to Palmer River School, 326 Winthrop St., where the memorial service will be held.
– Scituate – 10:30 am. Parade starts at Berkander Field and Institute Lane and proceeds west on Danielson Pike to Silk Lane to Greenville Road, to steps of Old Historical Congregational Church on Route 116, for ceremonies to honor its veterans.