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2019 Memorial Day Parades in RI and MA

By Kidoinfo

Below is a list of Memorial Day Parades in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. For more Memorial Day activities, see this Providence Journal article.

Barrington, 10:30 am
Parade steps off at Park Avenue and ends at Evergreen Cemetery, where a remembrance ceremony will be held.

East Greenwich, 10 am
The parade will step off from Academy Field and wind through the Hill and Harbor District by way of Mawney Street. It will then continue to First Avenue (Rt.401) for a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the World War II Memorial on the corner of Cliff Street. The parade will then proceed north on Main Street to the Town Hall for closing ceremonies to conclude at about 11:00 am.

Lincoln, 11 am
Parade steps off at Smithfield Avenue and marches along Higginson Avenue, Walker Street, Chapel Street and ending on Great Road. Parking at: Lonsdale Elementary School, Bellows Funeral, St Judes. Post parade celebration at Chase Farm, 667 Great Road, Lincoln.

Little Compton, 10 am
Steps off at Veterans Field, 8 Meetinghouse Lane, and proceeds around Town Commons for a service.

North Kingstown, 9 am
Ceremonies will begin with a wreath laying at the Civil War memorial at 80 Boston Neck Rd. Parade begins at 10 a.m. The route will go along West Main, Brown, and Phillips Streets through Wickford Village and onto Tower Hill Road before ending at the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial in Elm Grove Cemetery. Closing ceremony expected to begin at 11 a.m.

North Providence, 1 pm
The 12th Annual Memorial Day Parade begins at 1:00 pm at North Providence High School’s front lot. Marchers go eastward on Mineral Spring Avenue and turn north onto Douglas Avenue. The parade ends at Governor John A. Notte, Jr. Park with a Celebration. Celebration and Wreath Laying Ceremony immediately follows the parade. The first-ever memorial 5k and fun run will be held before this year’s parade. Kid’s Fun Run begins at 11:30 a.m., ahead of the 5k at 12 p.m.

Richmond/Charlestown, 9 am
Carolina Parade begins from Carolina Fire Station, Richmond, to Routes 112 and 91, across from St. Mary’s Church, 437 Carolina Back Rd., Charlestown, for a ceremony.

Riverside, East Providence, 10 am
Parades steps off at Crescent Park Carousel, then travels north along Bullocks Point Avenue onto Turner Avenue and then right onto Willett Avenue before ending at the Riverside American Legion Post #10 at 830 Willett Ave. around 11:15 a.m.

Scituate: American Legion Post 19 Parade, 10 am
Forms at Berkander Field and Institute Lane and steps off at 10:30 a.m. from the corner of Institute Lane and Danielson Pike (Route 6), proceeds west on Danielson Pike to Silk Lane to West Greenville Road (Route 116), to the steps of the Old Historical Congregational Church for ceremonies. Special Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony honoring Vietnam veterans. In case of rain, ceremonies held inside the North Scituate Community House, 195 Danielson Pike.

South Kingstown/Wakefield, 10 am
From Holley Street, travels down Main Street and ends on High Street at Saugatucket Park next to Wakefield Elementary School for a ceremony.

Swansea, MA, 1 pm
Parade steps off from St. Francis of Assisi Church, 530 Gardner’s Neck Rd. Veterans of all wars invited to march in the parade.

Warren, 8:30 am
Naval Honors Ceremony, Town Wharf, Water Street, 7:45 a.m. With bugler, placing of wreath into the water, TAPS. Military Honors Ceremony, Town Commons, State and High streets, 8:15 a.m. With wreath laying, firing squad, TAPS. Parade steps off from the Town Commons and ends at the South Burial Ground for ceremonies, 9:15 a.m.

Westerly, 9:30 am-noon
The Westerly Pawcatuck Veteran’s Board will hold its annual celebration of Memorial Day with a parade starting in Pawcatuck, Ct and ending in Wilcox Park in Westerly, RI. This parade is one of the oldest parade celebrations in the country. It was started after the Civil War when Gen. Logan decreed the day to be set aside to remember our fallen soldiers.

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