Come to Monday's Parade
Veterans will commemorate Memorial Day with a parade and a service to remember veterans who have died in recent months. Memorial Day is Monday, May 29.
Organizers James McLoughlin and Ed Morinho said all town organizations are invited to participate in the parade, which will form up at the corner of Lawn and Watson avenues at 9:30 a.m. for a 10 a.m. start.
The parade will make a stop at the Town Cemetery at the Four Corners for a reading of the names of all Jamestown veterans who have died in the past year. McLoughlin said that there will be 23 vets remembered in this year's ceremony. Cliff Largess, a retired U.S. Navy captain, will make a speech at the cemetery.
The parade will continue down Narragansett Avenue to the East Ferry's Veterans Memorial Square, where a flag dedicated to the late Edwin C. Connelly, who was the catalyst in creating the veterans memorial, McLoughlin said.
Retired Marine Colonel Bruce Livingston will give the keynote speech at the square.
The Memorial Day festivities are organized by members of the Arnold Zweir Post #22 of the American Legion and VFW Memorial Post 9447.