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Residents bring back Coventry's Memorial Day Parade

April 3, 2012

The Coventry Memorial Day Parade in 2009. Times File Photo.

COVENTRY – There is a local effort in town to resurrect the Memorial Day Parade in Coventry and resident Ryan Hall, whose grandfather started the tradition, is taking the initiative to keep it going—and more importantly, continuing to honor our lost soldiers.

“It’s not only important for me because my grandfather was involved, but it is Memorial Day—it should be something special,” he said, adding that a barbeque and parade is the perfect way to “kick off the summer.”

The parade began 14 years ago when Hall’s grandfather, Frank Rezendes, took on the challenge. Rezendes was a founding member of the Coventry Veterans Council and at the time, he was serving as the secretary.

“He definitely enjoyed doing it and put a lot of effort into it,” said Hall.

The full story can be found in the Times.

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