Newport, RI – Here’s what’s happening, new, and to do for Veterans Day events across Rhode Island today.
There will be a ceremony on the front lawn of Newport City Hall at 11 am.
The Miantonomi Park tower will be open for free tours on Monday, November 12, 2018, from 1:00 – 3:30 pm in observance of Veterans Day. This event recognizes the historical significance of the tower as a memorial to the Veterans of World War I.
There will be a Remembrance Wreath Laying Ceremonies at the Civil War Memorial at North Kingstown Town Hall and at Veterans Memorial Park at 9:30 am.
The parade steps off at 10 am from Wilson Park, then proceeds along West Main and Brown streets through Wickford village to Boston Neck Road and on to Fairway Drive for concluding ceremonies at North Kingstown High School at 11 am.
There will be a plaques ceremony at 11 am at the Vietnam War Memorial at Slater Park. Families of James Cavanaugh, William Moore III, and Robert Renaud will be among those participating.
There will be a “Veterans, College Hill and Beyond” panel discussion with Sen. Jack Reed, moderated by Benjamin Cassidy at Brown University’s Kasper Auditorium from 10:30-11:30 am. Procession begins at noon at the flagpole on university’s Main Green, Waterman, Brown and George streets, then proceeds to the Soldier’s Arch, Ruth J. Simmons Quad, for a ceremony. “Honor a Veteran” slideshow afterward.
The parade forms at 10 am at Berkander Field and Institute Lane and steps off at 10:30 am onto Danielson Pike, proceeding to Silk Lane to West Greenville Road to the steps of the Old Historical Congregational Church for a ceremony commemorating veterans of the Vietnam War and Vietnam War era and their families.
Go meet and support your local military veterans and military spouse artisans at Operation: Made Grand Opening- Free Event. Celebrate with them as they open the first gift shop of its kind in Rhode Island at 10 am at 1050 Tollgate Road in Warwick. Operation Made supports veterans and military families around the country and sells merchandise and brands exclusively made by the brave men and women who have fought and sacrificed for our country’s freedom.