Statues in the Rhode Island State House honor various branches of the U.S. Military service. Each statue (purchased by the State in 1945) was meant to be flanked by a U.S. flag and a flag representing that branch of the military. Three of these flags were missing for many years; the Rhode Island Historic Military Commands (aka RI Militia) purchased flags to replace those missing and donated them to the state.
On Friday, June 22, representatives of most of the 11 historic units (including the Varnum Historic Military Command) — in uniforms of the American Revolutionary War and American Civil War eras — presented the flags to the State of Rhode Island.
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