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Upcoming Veterans Events August - December
Wednesday, August 11th, 5PM – 730PM, “Joint Veterans’ Town Hall”, hosted by the Providence VA Medical Center and the Providence VA Regional Office, New Bedford VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, 175 Elm Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts. Point of contact is John Loughlin at 401.457.3369 (office), 401.523.9700 (cell), or via email at email@example.com.
Saturday, August 14th, 1PM – 4PM, “The 9th Annual Carnival for Heroes”, Camp Fogarty, 2841 South County Trail, East Greenwich. Guests must register before August 6th at ringcarnival2021.splashthat.com. Questions! Call 401.275.1249/1242.
Sunday, August 15th, VJ Day Anniversary (1945)
Monday, August 16th, thru Thursday, August 19th, 4-day event, “Skills for Rhode Island’s Future”.
Wednesday, August 25th, Noon – 1PM, “Lunch & Learn with Citizens Bank & the RING Employment Support Program”.
Saturday, August 21st, 930AM – 4PM, “7th Annual Salute Our Veterans Motorcycle Ride”, Wagner Motorsports, 700 Plantation Street, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Tuesday, August 24th, 9AM & 1PM, “Open House for Veterans”, Herrick & White, Architectural Woodworkers, 3 Flat Street, Cumberland.
Thursday, August 26th, Women’s Equality Day
Saturday, August 28th, 12NOON – 4PM, “14th Annual Macaroni & Meatball Dinner Fundraiser”, hosted by the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, Rhode Island Chapter 9-1, VFW Post #237, 850 Hope Street, Bristol. Point of contact is Gary Rehak at 401.829.3004 (cell), or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, August 29th, 105th Birthday, US Marine Corps Reserve (1916)
Monday, September 6th, Labor Day
Friday, September 10th, 2:30PM, Pawtucket Veterans Council meeting, Major Walter G Gatchell, VFW Post 306, 171 Fountain Street, Pawtucket, RI
Saturday, September 11th, Patriot Day’
Wednesday – Monday, September 15th – 20th, 6-day event, “12th Biennial Reunion of the US Marine Corps Vietnam Tankers Association”, Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick (Airport), 801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick. Point of Contact is John Wear at 719.495.5998, or via email at email@example.com. Anyone who served with any of the Marine tank battalions or units in Vietnam in any capacity are welcome.
Saturday, September 18th, 9AM Refreshments, 10AM Speaker, “Rhode Island National Guard Retirees’ Association Quarterly Meeting”, Schofield Armory, 705 New London Avenue, Cranston. Point of contact is Bob Urquhart at firstname.lastname@example.org. Guest speaker to be determined.
Friday, September 17th, National POW/MIA Recognition Day (Third Friday in September)
Saturday, September 18th, 74th Birthday, US Air Force & US Air National Guard (1947)
Friday – Sunday, September 24th – 26th, 3-day event, “Women Veterans’ Retreat”, Project New Hope, Hilton Garden Inn, 59 Andrews Parkway, Devens, Massachusetts, Presenter: Taniki Richard, USMC Retired Veteran. For more information and to register for this retreat, please go to www.ProjectNewHopeMA.org/Retreats.
Sunday, September 26th, 80th Birthday, US Army Military Police Corps (1941)
Sunday, September 26th, Gold Star Mother’s Day (Observed Last Sunday of September)
Sunday, September 26th, 9AM – 3PM, “War Veterans Tribute Cruise In”, Rhode Island Veterans Home, 480 Metacom Avenue, Bristol. For more information call Jerry at 508.761.8020, or email email@example.com.
Wednesday, September 29th, 122nd Birthday, National Veterans’ of Foreign Wars (VFW) (1899)
Sunday, October 3rd, registration begins at 830AM, kickstands up at 10AM, “12th Annual Ronnie’s Ride”, Cranston High School West, 80 Metropolitan Avenue, dinner immediately following at Cranston Country Club, 68 Burlingame Road. Point of contact Ron Gill Sr. at 401.942.4799, 401.578.3138, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, October 8th, 2:30PM, Pawtucket Veterans Council meeting, Major Walter G Gatchell, VFW Post 306, 171 Fountain Street, Pawtucket, RI.
Monday, October 11th, Columbus Day
Wednesday, October 13th, 246th Birthday, US Navy (1775)
Saturday, October 23rd, 10AM, “The 38th Annual Beirut Memorial Observance Ceremony”, Portsmouth Historical Society, 870 East Main Road, Portsmouth.
Wednesday, November 10th, 246th Birthday, US Marine Corps (1775)
Thursday, November 11th, Veterans Day/World War I Officially Ends (1918)
Thursday, November 11th, 1045AM, “Infantry Lodge Associates Annual Armistice Day Celebration”, The Squantum Association, 947 Veterans’ Memorial Parkway, Riverside, East Providence. Additional information to follow as finalized. Point of Contact is Retire Brigadier General Thomas Frazer at TMFrazer@aol.com.
Friday, November 12th, 2:30PM, Pawtucket Veterans Council meeting, Major Walter G Gatchell, VFW Post 306, 171 Fountain Street, Pawtucket, RI
Thursday, November 25th, Thanksgiving (US)
Tuesday, December 7th, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Wednesday, December 8th, US Officially enters World War II (1941)
Friday, December 10th, 2:30PM, Pawtucket Veterans Council meeting, Major Walter G Gatchell, VFW Post 306, 171 Fountain Street, Pawtucket, RI
Saturday, December 11th, 9AM Refreshments, 10AM Speaker, “Rhode Island National Guard Retirees’ Association Quarterly Meeting”, Schofield Armory, 705 New London Avenue, Cranston. Point of contact is Bob Urquhart at email@example.com. Guest speaker to be determined.
Monday, December 13th, 385th Birthday, US National Guard & US Army National Guard (1636)
Thursday, December 16th, Battle of the Bulge Begins (1944)
Saturday, December 18th, Iraqi War Ends (2011)
Saturday, December 18th, National Wreaths Across America Day
Saturday, December 25th, Merry Christmas!
Would you like to see your veteran event here, please contact John P Gallo, President, Pawtucket Veterans Council. 401-573-7057 or firstname.lastname@example.org.