Woonsocket Veterans Day observance to be held Friday


WOONSOCKET, RI: Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt in collaboration with the United Veterans
Council of Woonsocket announced that a community observance in honor of Veterans Day
will be held on Friday, November 11, at 11:00 a.m. at the United Veterans Armed
Forces Park on Davison Street. Participants in the morning’s ceremony will include
local Veteran’s Organizations, Woonsocket High School Air Force Junior ROTC, the
Woonsocket Police and Fire Department Honor Guards, Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, local
elected and community leaders, and the Woonsocket High School Band.

«The City of Woonsocket could not be prouder of our veterans, both past and
present,» said Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt. «This Veterans Day, our community will
honor those among us who have defended our freedom near and far and remember those
who made the ultimate sacrifice.»

Immediately following the Veterans Day observance, the Museum of Work and Culture
located at 42 South Main Street, will hold its annual Veterans Day event. Throughout
the day there will be no admission charge for veterans and their families.

«Veterans Day is about celebrating all veterans and thanking them for their service
to our country,» said Ernie Boisvert, President of the United Veterans Council of
Woonsocket. «The brave men and women of our armed forces deserve the utmost respect
and we are proud to honor their courage and dedication.»

Event parking can be found in public lots adjacent to the entrance of the Blackstone
River Bikeway & Rivers Edge Sports Complex as well as at the Woonsocket Middle
School. Limited seating will be available. In the event of inclement weather, the
event will be held indoors at the Museum of Work & Culture (42 South Main Street).
Announcement of any changes due to weather will be made on WOON 1240 and WNRI 1380
as well as www.woonsocketri.org by 9:00 a.m. on Friday.