WEST WARWICK— A multitude of people gathered at the Veterans Memorial Park yesterday morning to show their honor for soldiers who have served or continue to serve their country.
Members of the Legion Riders lined the sidewalk waving American flags as the crowd recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang along with the West Warwick High School Chorus as they belted out “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Members of the Gold Star Mothers, mothers who have lost a child at war, and members of the Blue Star Mothers, mothers who have active duty children, stood amongst the crowd. They were recognized and applauded by the crowd.
Before the guest speaker was called to the podium, Chaplain Timothy Bourquin, Major in the Rhode Island National Guard, gave an invocation blessing all the veterans and their families.
“I thank you God for those brave men and women throughout American history who’ve answered the calls to arms to defend our nation against tyranny and those who seek to oppress,” he said.
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