Friday, November 9, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round as well as on Veterans Day.
A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Make sure to check below if deal counts for Sunday (Veterans Day), or both Monday (Veterans Day observed) and Sunday. Here's a guide to many of these great deals to be found on Veterans Day both on and off the island: For military service men and women only:
Friday, November 11, 2011
Now Quonset's director of public works, Jack Sprengel was the last Seabee in Davisville.
It was April 1994 and the Navy was decommissioning its base in Davisville, ending its 52 years of service. As the birthplace of the Navy's Construction Battalion — more popularly known as the Seabees — it was only fitting that a Seabee would be the one to close down the base. Jack Sprengel, a New Jersey native who had spent the last 20 years in the Navy, had only been in Rhode Island for five years when word came down that the base was to be officially close. “It was kind of sad,” said Sprengel, who took over duties as the base’s public works officer and was tasked with shutting down the base. It was a bittersweet experience for the Naval officer, who had heard about the Seabees growing up from his father. On that day, Sprengel was the …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Five things to know about this year's Veterans Day Parade in North Kingstown.
Parade participants gather at Wilson Park at 9 a.m. The parade route starts at Wilson Park and runs down West Main Street then to Brown Street then to Boston Neck Road before heading on to Fairway Drive. Closing ceremonies will start around 11 a.m. at the North Kingstown High School. There will be a wreath-laying ceremony in front of North Kingstown Town Hall by the monuments at Veterans Memorial Park before the closing ceremonies. Following the parade, the North Kingstown High School band will hold a bake sale with hot coffee and hot chocolate at the school. Weather: partly sunny with highs in the low 50s. Slight chance of a passing shower.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
With Veterans Day approaching, a local museum is set to hold a recruitment day this weekend.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
As New Englanders and the nation prepare to celebrate Veterans Day, the Seabee Museum and Memorial Park has announced it will hold a New England Regional Recruitment Day on Saturday, November 5th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will be an important opportunity for individuals to learn more about the Seabees history and find out how they can help keep the Seabees history alive for future generations. “There is no better time of year than now to learn about the individuals who served in the Seabees," said Mr. Dick Caito, executive director of the Seabee Museum and Memorial Park. "Their service to our country should not be forgotten, and their story is an important part of America’s efforts to protect our freedom at home and abroad.” The …