Monday, September 23, 2019

Rhode Island XI

North Smithfield, Rhode Island lost five of her sons to the war in Vietnam.

Located about 25 miles north and slightly west of Providence it was founded in 1666 and as of 2010 had a population of around 12,000.

They honor their sons with this memorial that as you will see was the result of a Boy Scout's efforts. I have seen a few memorials around the country for which this was the case, but it is not common.

The last words on the memorial are certainly inspiring, and even though they are in quotes, I can find no information on by whom they were said and when. If anyone out there knows I would like
to hear from you. I am often pleased by the responses and help from readers, so do your thing and then get in touch. The email to the left is private if you prefer that over leaving a public comment.

Next time, on the 28th, we will revisit Texas, so join me there, as usual, at 9:00am.

To see additional memorials from Rhode Island, or any other state, please click the state name on the left side of this page.

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