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Gallery: 2020 East Providence Memorial Day Parade

Vehicle-only, motorcade stops at sites throughout the city

Photos by Rich Dionne
Posted 5/27/20

EAST PROVIDENCE — American Legion Riverside Post 10, working in conjunction with the city, was able to hold its annual Memorial Day Parade for 2020 on Monday, May 25, though it didn't follow …

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Gallery: 2020 East Providence Memorial Day Parade

Vehicle-only, motorcade stops at sites throughout the city

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EAST PROVIDENCE — American Legion Riverside Post 10, working in conjunction with the city, was able to hold its annual Memorial Day Parade for 2020 on Monday, May 25, though it didn't follow its traditional path due to social distancing and gathering restrictions in place because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Rather than its usual route mostly on and around the streets of the Legion Hall in Riverside, the vehicle-only motorcade led by the East Providence Police Department drove throughout the city, stopping a many memorials located around East Providence where each was acknowledged by a rifle volley salute.

Michael Reed, American Legion Riverside Post 10 Adjutant, offered up his appreciation to members of the community, including here at The East Providence Post, for helping spread the word about the parade, which until just last week was expected to be postponed because of the pandemic.

Wrote Mr. Reed, “On behalf of the American Legion Riverside Post 10, I would like to thank Mayor Bob DaSilva and the numerous departments who helped to organize, provide safety and participate in the parade.

“Also, a big thank you to all the groups who participated in the parade as well.  This was a very unique and ‘Townie’ way to honor our brave men and women who have passed!  We all pulled this off as only Townies can do during a time of crisis!…Thank you again to all for helping the American Legion to honor those who paid the 'Ultimate Sacrifice!'”

Mr. Reed also encouraged residents and attendees of the parade to post any videos or pictures to the Riverside Post 10 Facebook page.

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