Memorial Day Parade in East Greenwich
by ABC6 News Reporter Mark Curtis
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It was a colorful and touching Memorial Day tribute through the streets of
“That’s the most important thing, to be here and remember all of our fallen comrades, the real heroes of this war… I remember friends that we lost off the carriers, people off of
A wreath was laid at the East Greenwich World War II Memorial. where the names of local troops who died, are inscribed.
ABC6 News Reporter Mark Curtis said, “As in other communities, the
There were also colorful tributes; and from local pageant queens; to marching bands; and to scout troops; even the youngest know the true meaning of the holiday.
“We’re marching for the fallen soldiers, because they fought for our country,” said Grace Batti, from Girl Scout Troop 285.
Many of the veterans here span generations. A group from the Korean War was deeply touched by the tributes.
“Very good. People really appreciate us. It’s isn’t the ‘Forgotten War’ like people think it is. You know the people are very generous out there,” said Pfc. John Meunier who served in the U.S. Army in
This parade is special, as