2012-05-24 / News

Memorial Day festivities in Jamestown

Volunteers needed to raise, lower flags

Jamestowners will have the opportunity to remember fallen U.S. soldiers as they can each year at the annual Memorial Day Parade, which is scheduled to begin on Monday at 10 a.m. Everyone walking in the parade is asked to meet at Lawn Avenue School at 9:30 a.m.

From the school the parade will turn onto Watson Avenue before heading south on North Road. The procession will stop at the cemetery on the corner of Narragansett Avenue and North Road to remember those buried there that have courageously served in the U.S. military. “Taps” will be played. The parade will then commence down Narragansett Avenue towards Veterans Memorial Square at East Ferry. Shortly after 11 a.m. Marine Col. Gerry Leonard of the Naval War College will deliver his speech.

Volunteers are needed to raise and lower more than 100 U.S. flags that have been donated by family members of Jamestown veterans. The flags date back to the Spanish-American War. Volunteers should show up Monday at East Ferry at 7 a.m. to raise the flags, and at 3 p.m. to help lower them.

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