Gallery: Glocester honors Memorial Day with parade, service


GLOCESTER – Locals turned out for the town’s annual Memorial Day parade and commemoration on Monday, May 29, which included participation by school bands, dignitaries, scouting troops and veterans groups.

Following the march, a memorial service was held at Acotes Hill Cemetery.

From left to right were Town Council members Will Worthy, Walter Steere and Cheryl Greathouse.

A crowd gathers to hear speakers.

Frank Ricci throws a wreath into the river in memory of William Garret Schanck, 2nd Lt., Marines who died when the helicopter he was in, rescuing fellow Marines, took a direct hit. NRI NOW photo by Dick Martin

Leading the Glocester Memorial Day Parade were, from left to right, Richard Mende (Korean War Vet), and Vietnam Vets David Ducharme, Frank Ricci and Chris Colwell. The group stopped briefly on the bridge in Chepachet which is named after Vietnam Vet William Garret Schanck who died in Vietnam attempting to rescue members of his Marine squad (NRI NOW photo by Dick Martin)

NRI NOW photo by Dick Martin
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