WARWICK, RI — Most government offices and many businesses observed Veterans Day on Friday, but veterans enjoyed breakfast at Iggy’s Doughboy & Chowder House with city and state officials on Saturday, the holiday’s calendar date.
The free veterans breakfast at the 889 Oakland Beach Ave. spot, a joint effort between Iggy’s and Hendricken High School, ran from 8-10 a.m. Attending were Mayor Frank Picozzi, US Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), Rhode Island Speaker of the House K. Joseph Shekarchi (Dist. 23, Warwick), Rev. Robert L. Marciano, president of Bishop Hendricken High School, and Ret. Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio, former Adjutant General for the State of Rhode Island and Commanding General of the Rhode Island National Guard, who served the honored guests during the event.
All veterans, retired and active-duty military and their families, were treated to free breakfast at the Oakland Beach restaurant Saturday morning, during two serving times throughout the morning.
At local lakes and ponds throughout the state, the fishing was good on Veterans Day, a detail ensured by the initiative of The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), prepping for Veterans Day by fish stocking of trout and salmon in several water bodies, honoring Ocean State veterans. Rainbow trout, Brook trout, Sebago Atlantic salmon were stocked in 16 ponds and lakes starting Tuesday, Nov. 7 and continuing through Friday, Nov. 10.
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