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Volunteers are busy completing plans for the first No Contact Car and Truck Parade to support the Rhode Island Veterans Hone residents and staff on Saturday, October 24th. The event begins at 11am at Rhode Island Veterans Home Road.
Parade Grand Marshals are former RI Attorney General, Arlene Violet, Linda Peck (ITAM Veteran), and Liliana
Liliana is a young girl from North Kingstown who has been collecting “birthday” gifts for veterans at the home.
What is Needed!
You can help by participating if you are or know a car club, or have a Jeep, or trucks, motorcycles, antique cars, etc. In addition, there is a role for all Rhode Islanders who support the Rhode Veterans Home residents and staff to join us for the event.
The motorcade will line up and depart the Rhode Island State House at 0945AN (gather in front on the old registry side), join up with cars and trucks at the old Benny’s at 645 Metacom Ave, in Bristol at 1030AM, to join Veterans and supporters at the Rhode Island Veterans Home.
The entire event will be socially distanced with masks up at all designated gathering spots and anywhere near the Veterans Home. Remember this is a No Contact event – please do NOT leave your car.
In the military, “We Got your Six” means “I’ve got your back.” The saying originated with World War I fighter pilots referencing a pilot’s rear as the six o’clock position. It is now a ubiquitous term in the military that highlights the loyalty and cooperation found in military culture.
As the rally will note, “We support no maintenance fee increase, increased staffing and funding to care for our veterans – and, as always – we thank you for your service,” said organizer John Cianci.
Points of Contacts:
United Veterans Council of Rhode Island
UVC President Gretchen Vierling-Cutlip (Military Women Across the Nation CP (401)862-9636
UVC Chairman, Rhode Island Legislation Committee, John Gallo (Veterans Foreign War) (401) 573-7057
UVC Chairman, Nat’l Legislation Committee, John A. Cianci (Italian American War Veteran) (860)931-4711
More details on the Facebook page group Friends of Rhode Island Veterans Home (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2597657593657545/)