PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - State and military leaders honored Rhode Island's fallen veterans of war on Friday with a wreath laying at the Garden of Heroes.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, Sen. Jack Reed, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. David Cicilline and Major General Kevin McBride of the Rhode Island National Guard all attended the event.
The Garden of Heroes is located on the Southwest Lawn of the State House.
It was officially dedicated in October 2005 to "Rhode Island service members who made the ultimate sacrifice during operations in support of the global war on terrorism since September 11, 2001."
By September 2012, the Memorial Stone will bear the names of 27 soldiers in all:
- SGT Gregory A. Belanger Army Reserve
- SSG Joseph Camara Army National Guard
- SGT Charles T. Caldwell Army National Guard
- SPC Michael Andrade Army National Guard
- CW5 Sharon T. Swartworth Army
- CPT Matthew J. August Army
- SFC Curtis Mancini Army Reserve
- MSG Richard L. Ferguson Army
- L/Cpl Matthew K. Serio Marine Corps
- CPT Christopher S. Cash Army
- L/Cpl John J. Van Gyzen IV Marine Corps
- SSG Christopher S. Potts Army National Guard
- L/Cpl Holly A. Charette Marine Corps
- 2LT Matthew S. Coutu Army
- SGT Dennis J. Flanagan Army
- SGT Brian R. St. Germain Marine Corps
- SSG Dale James Kelly, Jr. Army National
- SGT Moises Jazmin
- SGT Michael R. Weidemann
- PS3 Ronald A. Gill, Jr.
- LTJG Francis L. Toner IV
- PFC Kyle J. Coutu
- SGT Michael F. Paranzino
- SPC Dennis C. Poulin
- L/CPL Nickolas D. Schiavon
To be added in August 2012:
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