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Towns and businesses want to honor our Veterans

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By Alana Cerrone

Several local businesses and towns are making an effort to honor our Veterans with special events throughout the day Monday. Below is a list of just some of these events:


- A Salute to our local World War II veterans at McShawn's Pub from 2 to 5 p.m.

Fall River

-8:00 am – General Tadeusz Kosciuszko Polish Flag Pole Dedication at Kosciuszko Square, at the intersection of East Main and South Main Streets

- 9:00 am – Memorial Grove North Park Appreciation Ceremony at Memorial Grove, Snake Hill in North Park on President Ave.

-1:30 pm – Memorial Ceremony at the Veterans' Memorial Monument located in upper Kennedy Park on South Main St

-2:00 pm – Veterans' Day Parade stepping off from upper Kennedy Park, South Main Street and Bradford Ave., and at parade's end, the final ceremonies will take place inside the Municipal Veterans Memorial building at 72 Bank St.

-4:00 pm – Memorial Service at the Iwo Jima Monument located in Fall River Veterans Memorial Bicentennial Park

North Kingstown

- The 3rd Annual Women Warriors luncheon will be held at 11:30 at the Quidnesset Country Club. 100% of the proceeds from this luncheon benefits The Holly Charette House, one of the six homes managed by Operation Stand Down RI in support of Veterans who need housing assistance and other services. 


- The Pawtucket Veterans Council holds its annual Veterans Day ceremony and wreath-laying at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, at the corner of Roosevelt and Exchange streets. Mayor Donald R. Grebien will give remarks. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Gatchell Post, 159 Fountain St., which will host collations after the ceremony.

- A memorial honoring the life and service of Army Specialist Dennis C. Poulin will be dedicated in a ceremony at 2 p.m. at the Pawtucket War Veterans Memorial ("Scallop Shell") at the Armistice Boulevard entrance to Slater Park.


- Brown University will observe Veterans Day with a procession and wreath-laying ceremony. The ceremony will start at noon and include remarks by U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, Brown veterans, and others.


- New England Patriots player Devin McCourty will honor local military veterans and encourage support of the Operation Holiday Cheer 2013 care package drive. Members of the public are asked to bring care-package donations for Operation Holiday Cheer to the event at the RI National Guard Armory at 541 Airport Rd., from 5-6 pm. They will have the opportunity to meet McCourty and pose for a photo with the player. Rhode Island National Guard Armory.

Many restaurants across the state are offering free meals to Veterans and active members of the military, including:

  •     Applebee's
  •     Boston Market
  •     California Pizza Kitchen
  •     Chili's Bar & Grill
  •     Einstein Brothers Bagels
  •     Fire and Ice
  •     Friendly's
  •     LongHorn Steakhouse
  •     Olive Garden
  •     Outback
  •     Red Lobster
  •     Texas Roadhouse
  •     TGI Friday's

Offers and participation may vary from location to location, so it's best to call ahead to confirm, and to bring a proof of military service.

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