Memorial Day http://ripr.org en Long Overdue Remembrance of WWII Soldier this Memorial Day http://ripr.org/post/long-overdue-remembrance-wwii-soldier-memorial-day <p>In cities and towns throughout Rhode Island Monday, people gathered at parades and solemn ceremonies to mark Memorial Day – the day set aside to honor soldiers, sailors and airmen who have died in the line of duty.&nbsp; At the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery in Warwick the day was dedicated to a single serviceman whose sacrifice was overlooked for decades.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 12:25:15 +0000 Flo Jonic 15920 at http://ripr.org The Ocean State Salutes Its Veterans http://ripr.org/post/ocean-state-salutes-its-veterans <p>The first two days of the Memorial Day weekend were a washout – but the same decided to shine on Rhode Island Monday, just in time for cities and towns to hold their Memorial Day parades.</p><p>The main event was at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery in Exeter,where the state’s top leaders gathered to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.</p><p></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 11:27:17 +0000 Flo Jonic 15916 at http://ripr.org The Ocean State Salutes Its Veterans RI Officials Remember Fallen Heroes http://ripr.org/post/ri-officials-remember-fallen-heroes <p>State officials gathered this morning to remember Rhode Islanders who made the ultimate sacrifice.&nbsp; The Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony in the Garden of Heroes, outside of the state capitol building. &nbsp;Gov. Lincoln Chafee, joined other officials to honor those who have fought for our country.&nbsp;</p><p>“It’s a day of memory for those who died in great service for our nation, and mixed in with the fun of the barbeque, and the family events," said Chafee. &nbsp;"I’m sure that everybody does pause at some time, to remember as they well should.”&nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 17:05:07 +0000 Don Borman 15789 at http://ripr.org