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South Kingstown Veterans Day Parade
The South Kingstown Veteran’s Day Parade, sponsored by the VFW Post 916, will be conducted on Sunday, November 11, 2012 beginning at 1:00 p.m.
The parade route will begin on Holly Street (behind Benny’s) to Main Street, taking a right on Main Street to High Street and finishing at Saugatucket Park. The parade will feature Veterans organizations, marching bands, elected officials, community organizations, and several public safety agencies. Mr. Alfred Signorelli of Wakefield is this year's Grand Marshall.
Immediately following the parade, the Veteran’s Day memorial ceremony will be conducted at Saugatucket Park beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. Colonel James Halderman, USMC (ret.) will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. Musical selections will be performed by the South Kingstown High School and Chariho High School marching bands.
More About Saugatucket Veteran's Memorial Park
Saugatucket Park is a medium-sized park that provides a little bit of everything for everyone. For those interested in American History, there is a memorial in the southeast corner of the park, commemorating residents of South County who fought in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. For families, there is a playground in the northwest area of the park. Nature lovers would be best served investigating Sari's Sanctuary in the northeast corner, a observation deck jutting out over the river. Just above the sanctuary, there is a foot bridge connecting the park and Peacedale Elementary School to Old Wakefield. The majority of the park is made up of a large grass field, thus providing a number of entertainment possibilities.