The huge U.S. flag displayed in our drill hall has an illustrious past with a Rhode Island connection. You can read more about it here.
At September’s meeting, Varnum member Tom Gardiner relates the story of Tim Morris of Providence, RI. Morris was an American hero who served in World War I as a Knights of Columbus secretary. He is also Tom Gardiner’s great, great uncle!
Unarmed, Morris served as a volunteer on the front lines and often under heavy fire while providing much needed aid and comfort to the troops. He was issued this U.S. flag by the Knights of Columbus and he later brought it to the vanguard of General Jack Pershing‘s 3rd Army as they were about to cross the border into Germany at Coblenz.
Reservations must be received by 5:30 pm Friday, September 7. Call Scott Seaback at 401-413-6277 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN: Monday, September 10, 5:30 pm (social hour); 6:30 (dinner followed by presentation).
WHERE: Varnum Memorial Armory, 6 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI
MENU: Steak fry
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