East Providence mayor receives prestigious award from Portugal
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – East Providence Mayor Bob DaSilva received Portugal’s Medal of Merit, the mayor’s office announced Thursday.
The award was given to DaSilva for his work in support of Portuguese communities and culture in the United States.
“Receiving this prestigious award was a surprise,” Mayor DaSilva said. “I am honored and humbled by this recognition. I take great pride in my community and my heritage and culture and I will continue to support the Portuguese community and work hard for all communities represented in our great city.”
DaSilva was presented the award Sunday afternoon, following the kickoff of the Portugal Flag Raising Ceremony.