Governor McKee leads Veterans Day ceremony

A sign depicting Rhode Island Veterans Home
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BRISTOL, R.I. (WLNE)- Governor Dan McKee led the state’s Veterans Day ceremony honoring those who served in the US military.

Rhode Island Congressional delegation, other state and local officials, as well as Director of Veterans Services, Kasim Yarn, joined the ceremony.

The ceremony took place outside of Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol with over 100 attendees present. The Governor and other state officials gave remarks of appreciation and sang songs to show tribute to all our nations heroes.

“Thank you to those who served for your bravery, sacrifice and dedication, and I want to thank your families as well – because having a loved one serving in the military is service in and of itself,” said Governor McKee. “Thank you for what you do for us every day – you show us what selfless service really is – and how we can look beyond ourselves to help others.”

“It’s fitting that we honor America’s heroes at the Rhode Island Veterans Home, where those who displayed such courage and sacrifice are sources of inspiration to our younger generations,” said Kasim Yarn, the state’s Director of Veterans Services. “In Rhode Island, we take a backseat to no one when it comes to honoring and supporting our Veterans. For us, every day is Veterans Day.”
Over 60,000 Veterans, active duty, guard, and reservists call Rhode Island their home.
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