November 10, 2015
Veterans Day, November 11th, 10:00 AM
259 West Wrentham Road, Cumberland
(CUMBERLAND) – The Cemeteries Office of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence has announced that a burial section and a monument have been established in the Resurrection Cemetery in Cumberland for the interment of Veterans and their immediate family members. The burial section and monument will be officially dedicated by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin on Veterans Day.
The decision to have a special section came about after local Veterans groups mentioned the difficulty of choosing a burial space in Rhode Island, as the Exeter cemetery presented a significant travel distance for loved ones living in the northern part of the state.
The monument includes a large stone segment featuring a cross, the insignias of the five branches of the military and a prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel, patron saint of soldiers. Beside the main segment, two stone wings feature the words “All gave some, some gave all,” and surrounding the monument is a patio space for personal reflection. The rear of the monument will adorn the names of Veterans which families can have inscribed at a separate cost.
All local veteran organizations are invited to attend and should contact the Catholic Cemeteries Office, 401.944.8383, to inform the cemetery staff so proper arrangements can be made. Those seeking more information regarding having a loved one’s name inscribed on the monument may also contact the Cemetery Office.
The media is invited to attend this special dedication.
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