Memorial Day observance at Deerfield Park

Memorial Day observance at Deerfield Park

SMITHFIELD – American Legion Balfour-Cole Post 64, Smithfield Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2929 and its Auxiliary will hold a joint memorial service at the Veterans’ Memorial, Deerfield Park, on Monday, May 27.

The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m., with a parade of colors featuring the honor guards from the Smithfield Police Department and the Smithfield Fire Department.

The public is invited and encouraged to observe and pay respects to those who died in service to our country. The committee requests that the youth of Smithfield and surrounding communities attend to observe this ceremony.

In conjunction with the Smithfield Senior Center, in support of Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, there will be a collection of clothing. Donations of new socks and underwear are requested and will be distributed to homeless veterans around the state.