A man in a suit is waving to a crowd of people at the Cranston Veterans Day Parade.

Cranston honors veterans at Veterans Day Parade & Park View 5K

The Veterans Day Parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11:30 a.m.

The route will start in front of Legion Bowl on Park Avenue continuing past City Hall on to Hayward Street and down Rolfe Street. After the parade, a speaking ceremony will be held at Cannon Memorial which will include remarks on behalf of the Grand Marshall and remarks from Mayor Ken Hopkins.

Additionally, Park View Middle School’s 10th Annual Park View 5K Run/Walk is being held earlier that day, Saturday, Nov, 11, at 9:30 a.m. It starts at the school, 25 Park View Blvd. The course is around Roger Williams Park. For more info on this, contact Garrett McWeeney [email protected]

At the parade, look for:

Cranston Police Honor Guard

Grand Marshal – Sal Cappirchio – Specialist 4/Vietnam Veteran

Mayor Ken Hopkins with US Senator Jack Reed and US Congressman Seth Magaziner

Elected Officials (with students with banners)

Miss Rhode Island – Caroline Parente

Miss Rhode Island Teen – Mia Daley

Cranston High School East Band & Bolt Dance Group

Cranston High School East JROTC Cadets

Cranston High School East Cheerleaders

Cranston High School East Football Players

Cranston High School West Falcolnettes and Band

Cranston Rotary Club Members w/Truck and banner (Lou Marciano)

Twin Oaks antique fire truck with Billy DeAngelis

Boy Scouts of America – Troop 22

Girl Scouts – Junior Troop 134 Cranston, leader Rachel McNally

At the Cranston Cannon

After the parade, meet at the Cranston Cannon on Rolfe and Park for a ceremony. This is a draft as arrangements are being finalized:

Invocation – Reverend Ledoux from Cranston’s Holy Apostles Parish

Star Spangled Banner – Sung by Marissa Caramello

Moment of Silence – as we note the passing of last year’s Grand Marshal Don Mellor at 102 years of age

Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins – will bring greetings from the City

Dennis DeJesus – will give speech for Grand Marshal

Laying of Wreath in honor of our Veterans

Cranston Police Department – Firing of volley shots

TAPS – Trumpet played by: Lindsay So (Cranston East Junior)

God Bless America – Sung by Marissa Caramello


Here’s our report from last year’s parade: