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Providence War Memorial Relocation

The Providence War Memorial has been under construction for some time, but until recently it has been all work on the footings, we now see the memorial itself taking shape.

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Photos by Jef Nickerson

This is a reconfiguration of the memorial that used to sit outside the Dunkin’ Donuts Center before renovation. When it was at the Dunk the panels were arranged in a fan shape, now the panels are being spread out and each getting it’s own base to stand one with interlocking bands connecting them. From what I’m told the bands will be red and blue when complete. The rededication will take place September 24th:

With construction of the Providence War Memorial well underway (see below pictures), the Authority is pleased to announce the dedication ceremony scheduled for Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. located at LaSalle Square, just across the street from the Dunkin’ Donuts Center (DDC). The event will include a brief speaking program as well as an unveiling ceremony presented by elements of the world renowned “Spirit of America” group, which is performing at the DDC September 25 and 26.

The Authority recognizes and appreciates the assistance of the Department of Planning and Development and the feedback and recommendations from local veterans on this important project.

For more information, please contact: Kim Keough, RICCA, at 401-572-3528, or via e-mail at kim.keough@riccauth.com

From Rhode Island Convention Center

This memorial honors Providence residents from all American conflicts. There was a portion of the original memorial which honored veterans state-wide, that section of the memorial is being moved to state land outside Providence.

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