Where to observe Memorial Day in Southern New England
Communities across Southern New England will honor those who lost their lives while serving in the United States military on Memorial Day.
Many cities and towns will hold parades and ceremonies to mark the holiday.
Families looking to pack up the car with blankets and chairs can choose from the following on Monday:
- Central Falls: Ceremony begins at 9 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.
- Warwick: Ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.
- East Greenwich: Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. at Academy Field and through the Hill and Harbor District on Mawney Street, stops for a wreath laying ceremony at the World War II Memorial on the corner of Cliff Street, and then heads to Town Hall.
- East Providence: Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Oldham Elementary School on Bullocks Point Avenue and heads to the American Legion Post 10 on Willett Avenue.
- North Kingstown: Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. at Wilson Park and heads to West Main Street, to Brown Street, to Phillips Street, to Tower Hill Road, to Elm Grove Cemetery.
- South Kingstown: Ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. at Saugatucket Park.
- North Smithfield: Parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. at Brigidos Market and heads down Main Street, stops for ceremony in front of the old Town Hall, and then heads to Lindy’s restaurant.
- Lincoln: Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Smithfield and Higginson avenues, heads to Walker Street, to Chapel Street, to the Saylesville Fire Station. It then heads to Great Road to Chase Farm.
- Pawtucket: Ceremony begins at 11 a.m. at the Pawtucket Veterans Amphitheatre in Pawtucket Veterans Memorial Park.
- Exeter: Ceremony begins at 1 p.m. at the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Ceremony.
- North Providence: Parade kicks off at 1 p.m. at North Providence High School and heads down Mineral Spring Avenue and onto Douglas Pike to Governor Notte Park.
- Westport: Parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with a wreath laying ceremony and rifle salute in front of Town Hall, then heads on Main Road to Beech Grove Cemetery.
- New Bedford: Parade kicks off at 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Hathaway Boulevard and Parker Street, heads to County Street, to Pope Street, to Clasky Common Park.
- Taunton: Parade kicks off at 1 p.m. on Broadway by Exeter Street and heads downtown to City Hall.
The Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial at Fort Adams State Park in Newport will be open until 6:30 p.m. Monday.
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