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Veterans Day parade is set for Saturday


PAWCATUCK — The Westerly-Pawcatuck Veterans Day Parade will be held on Saturday. Marchers will step off from the back parking lot of the Pawcatuck Shopping Center at 9:30 a.m. and take a right onto Pequot Trail. The parade will travel onto West Broad Street, where the marchers will stop at the World War I Monument for a brief ceremony.

After the ceremony, the parade will continue on West Broad Street and march into downtown Pawcatuck. The parade with continue, crossing the Westerly-Pawcatuck Bridge, onto Broad Street in Westerly before turning left onto High Street. The parade will then proceed on High Street, turn left on Canal Street, take a right onto Railroad Avenue and continue until reaching the Westerly Armory. The main Veterans Day ceremonies will be held inside the armory.

The four divisions of the parade will include veterans’ organizations, mounted horse units, local police color guards, fire and ambulance corps, elected officials, Stonington and Westerly High School bands, local elementary schools, churches and charitable organizations. The speaker for the ceremonies at the Westerly Armory will be John Humble, with Connie Butler performing patriotic songs.

An article in the Tuesday edition gave the wrong date.



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