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Join us as we kick off this years Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial with a special event honoring Rhode Island’s Gold Star families.

The Gold Star Gala, to be held at the Crown Plaza in Warwick this May, will kick off OSDRI’s presentation of the Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial at Roger Williams Park, Memorial Day Weekend 2017.  Last year, OSDRI launched the Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial with the widely acclaimed and dramatic display of 6844 military boots adorned with name placards and flags representing each American service member killed in the Global War on Terror.  The first of its kind, the display garnered local and national news coverage and was visited by over 10,000 people in just three days.