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Honoring Our Heroes

Honoring Our Heroes


TOMORROW NIGHT AT DUSK. YOU CAN HEAD DOWNTOWN TO CHECK OUT ALL OF THEM. BR*N WE ARE TALKING ACTION THE OPERATION STAND DOWN GALA AND HERE NOW TO TELL US MORE, WE HAVE NAROPE WITH NICK, RON AND PETE. I FEEL LIKE I CALLED A PUBLIC MEETING. YOU’VE BEEN SUPPORTING OPERATION STAND DOWN FOR A LONG TIME. YES, WE HAVE. IT STARTED IN 1939 — 1993 AND IT HAS BEEN AN HONOR AND A PLEASURE TO BE PART OF THEIR PROGRAM. THEY OFFER A HAND-UP, NOT A HAND-OUT TO VETERANS THAT ARE IN NEED OF ADDITIONAL HELP. VETERANS THAT NEED HELP WITH HOUSING OR HEALTH CARE. THEY NEED A WAY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THROUGH THE DEMAGOGUE OF THE VETERANS RIGHTS THAT ARE OUT THERE. THESE THEIR RIGHTS BUT SOMETIMES IT IS DIFFICULT TO MANEUVER YOUR WAY THROUGH. AND THESE VETERANS NEED AD LIB OF HELP WHILE THEY WERE IN THE SERVICE AND NOW THEY NEED A LITTLE BIT OF HELP AND IT IS OUR HONOR TO HELP THEM. Brendan: ABSOLUTELY. STAND-DOWN WEEKEND, AN EVENT THAT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE. ABSOLUTELY. IT’S IN SEPTEMBER. IT’S AT DIAMOND HILL AND CUMBERLAND. THEY BRING ALL THE SERVICES TOGETHER SO IT IS A FABULOUS WAY OF HOMELESS OR LOW-INCOME VETS TO GET THERE AND GET THE SERVICES THAT THEY NEED. THE D.M.V. IS THERE. OPTOMETRY SERVICES ARE THERE. THEY BRING EVERYTHING THAT’S NEEDED TOGETHER FOR THESE PEOPLE TO GET ALL THEIR QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND, YOU KNOW, ALL THE SERVICES THAT THEY NEED. Brendan: AND TALK TO US ABOUT THE UPCOMING MEMORIAL GOLD STAR GALA. THIS IS A GREAT EVENT. YEAH. WE’RE REALLY EXCITED. THIS IS THE FIRST ANNUAL GOLD STAR GALA ON THURSDAY, MAY 25. YOU CAN BUY TICKETS ON MONDAY. IT’S WAY TO HONOR THE FALLEN SOLDIERS. THE 29 FALLEN POST 9/11 AND ALSO THE RHODE ISLAND NINE WE’LL HONOR AT THE GALA AND THEN A GREAT MEMORIAL WITH MORE THAN 7,000 BOOT, FLAGS, NAME PLACARDS DEPIKTS AGO STORY OF A SOLDIER, AIRMAN, A MARINE, A FALLEN SERVICE MEMBER WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES, GAVE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE AND ON SUNDAY NIGHT WE HAVE A PATRIOTIC CONCERT AT 6:30. Brendan: A SOMBERING, MOVING SCENE TO SEE THOSE FALLEN SOLDIERS REPRESENTED. PETE, YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN A PROUD SUPPORTER OF OPERATION STAND DOWN RHODE ISLAND FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. A TYPICAL RHODE ISLAND THING. AND THEY CALLED US INITIALLY AND DIDN’T KNOW WHAT IT WAS. AND ONCE THEY DESCRIBED THE APPROXIMATER WE’VE JUMPED IN AND BEEN WITH THEM EVER SINCE. IT’S SUCH A NEEDED ORGANIZATION TO HELP HOMELESS VETS AND VETS THAT ARE LOW AND THEY PROVIDE A WHOLE PLETHORA OF HOUSING SUPPORTS AND THINGS THAT ARE NEEDED. WE HOPE PEOPLE COME OUT TO THE GALA AND HAVE SOME FUN. Brendan: I WAS LOOKING AT IT EARLIER AND IT IS A REMARKABLE DISPLAY. NAROPE, ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO SEE YOU. ALL RIGHT, TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON ALL THAT THEY


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