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COVENTRY â€“ 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 goingâ€”and more importantly, continuing to honor our lost soldiers.
â€śItâ€™s not only important for me because my grandfather was involved, but it is Memorial Dayâ€”it should be something special,â€ť he said, adding that a barbeque and parade is the perfect way to â€śkick off the summer.â€ť
The parade began 14 years ago when Hallâ€™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.
â€śHe definitely enjoyed doing it and put a lot of effort into it,â€ť said Hall.
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