PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is honoring the service of veterans with a day of parades and community events held around the state.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) and U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse marched in a Veterans Day parade in North Kingstown on Monday morning. The parade featured a U.S. Army band and members of the local high school Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.
Reed, a West Point graduate, later joined students and faculty at Brown University for a wreath-laying ceremony.
Veterans Day fell on Sunday this year but state and local governments observed the holiday on Monday.
Schools and municipal and state offices were closed throughout Rhode Island.