Memorial Day Weekend is here and many communities and groups across Rhode Island are ready to honor and remember those that we’ve lost in their local Memorial Day Parade.
Here is a list of Memorial Day Parades happening across Rhode Island on May 28th and May 29th, 2017.
Sunday, May 28th
1 pm – Charlestown Memorial Day Parade (Observances at 3 pm) – The parade will step off at 1 p.m. from Ridgewood Drive and follow Old Post Road (Route 1A) south to King Tom Drive. Eight bands and 20 youth, military and community organizations will march. Memorial Observances will be conducted at Cross Mills Baptist Church Cemetery and at Cold Brook and after the parade at Charlestown Naval Airfield Memorial at Ninigret Park. A concert by the Wakefield Concert Band will follow at the Pavilion at Ninigret Park. Refreshments will be provided.
2 pm – Hope Valley Memorial Day Parade – The Parade starts at Hope Valley Fire Station and will conclude at Billy Hill’s Restaurant.
Monday, May 29th
8:30 am – Warren Memorial Day Parade – Beginning at Town Commons.
8:45 am – Foster Parade & Wreath Laying – The parade will start at 8:45 a.m. from Foster Center and North Roads and proceed to the Eddy Building. a wreath-laying and speaking progam will follow. In the event of rain, the parade will be cancelled and the observance will be held at 9 a.m. at the Foster Center Fire Station.
9 am – Little Compton Memorial Day Parade – Begins at Veterans Field.
9 am – Carolina Memorial Day Parade – Steps off from Carolina Fire Station.
9:15 am – Warwick Memorial Day Parade – The parade starts at the Bishop Hendricken High School and travels south down Warwick Avenue, turning west on West Shore Road (Route 117), and ends at Warwick Vets Memorial Park (in front of the Warwick Vets School).
9:30 am – Westerly-Pawcatuck Memorial Day Parade – The Westerly Pawcatuck Veteran’s Board will hold it’s 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.
10 am – Jamestown Memorial Day Parade – Begins at Veterans Memorial Square.
10 am – South Kingstown Memorial Day Parade – Parade starts at 10 a.m. The route begins at Holly Street, travels down Main Street and ends on High Street at Saugatucket Park (next to Wakefield Elementary School). The parade is followed by a ceremony at the Memorial.
10 am – Scituate American Legions Post 19 Parade – Starts at Institute Lane at Route 6 (Danielson Pike).
10 am – East Greenwich Memorial Day Parade – The parade will kick off from Academy Field and wind through the Hill 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 then proceeds North on Main Street to the Town Hall for closing ceremonies to conclude at about 11:00 AM.
10 am – Wickford Village Memorial Day Parade – Parade marchers will begin forming at 9 AM at Wilson Park and the parade will start at 10 AM. The parade route will follow West Main, Brown and Phillips Streets through Wickford village and then onto Tower Hill Road (Rte. 1 south) to the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial on the grounds of Elm Grove Cemetery for the concluding ceremonies which are expected to begin at 11 AM.
10:30 am – Glocester Memorial Day Parade – The parades moves along Putnam Pike (US Route 44).
10:30 am – Smithfield Parade of Colors – American Legion Balfour-Cole Post 64, Smithfield Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2929 and its Ladies Auxiliary, will hold a joint memorial service at the Veterans’ Memorial, Deerfield Park.A parade of colors will kick off the ceremony at 10:30 AM with honor guards from the Smithfield Police Department and the Smithfield Fire Department.
11 am – Lincoln Memorial Day Parade – The parade moves along Smithfield Avenue (Route 126) from Reservoir Avenue to Walker Street. The parades honors local people who lost their lives in the line of duty.
1 pm – North Providence 10th Annual Memorial Day Parade & Celebration – The parade begins at 1:00 pm at the North Providence High School, and ends at Governor John A. Notte Jr. Park, where a festival including food vendors, music and much more will take place immediately after the parade until 5:00 pm (no entrance fee).
1:30 pm – West Greenwich Memorial Day Parade – Memorial service immediately following the parade at the Town Hall.