American Legion Post 85 to dedicate new monument, honor veterans Sunday

American Legion Post 85 to dedicate new monument, honor veterans Sunday

WOONSOCKET – This Sunday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, American Legion Post 85 will dedicate a new monument honoring all Woonsocket military personnel and commemorating the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice ending World War I on Nov. 11, 1918.

The event will include the awarding of military honors to the family members of deceased Woonsocket veterans who never received military honors at their funerals.

Brigadier General James D’Agostino, American Legion Commander David Malone, Woonsocket Fairmount Post 85 Commander Robert Lafort, Heritage Harbor Foundation President Patrick T. Conley and Woonsocket Post 85 Historian and event Chairman Albert R. Beauparlant will offer remarks. The ceremony will also include a re-enactment of the signing of the armistice, military taps and a flyover by a World War II military plane. The monument was designed by local artist Dan Guernon and includes flags representing all branches of the military.

The event is open to all veterans and members of the public and will begin at 3:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 85, 870 River St. A free beer and dynamite supper will be served inside the post following the dedication.