Many businesses and public agencies are closed today in honor of Veterans Day. But there are plenty of events and celebrations to honor local service-men and women.
A parade is scheduled to step off in East Greenwich, A parade in South County has been canceled due to inclement weather. There will be wreath-laying ceremonies in Portsmouth and North Kingstown, among others.
In Cumberland, Roman-Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin will dedicate a new monument to veterans at the Resurrection Cemetery and a special area reserved for veterans burial. The diocese says veterans groups requested more space in Northern Rhode Island for veterans and their family members.
US Senator Jack reed is expected to be in Washington at a White House ceremony. Reed is a veteran himself. He served in the 82nd Airborne Division.
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