Senator Reed joined Brown University in honoring our nation’s veterans at Brown’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Other speakers at the event included Brown University President Christina Paxson, Congressman David Cicilline, and Brown student veterans. The national anthem will be performed, along with a color guard, invocation, and benediction honoring those who have served
Senator Reed presented Robert Pine with medals his father, Joseph Pine Jr., earned but never recieved for his service in WWII. Medals recieved include the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Badge, Presidential Unit Citation w/one Bronze Star, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/two Bronze Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and Rifle Marksman Badge. Mr. Pine passed away on October 4, 1987, and was a resident of Providence.
Senator Reed helped unveil a new rescue vehicle (Ford Frontline Ambulance) for the Providence Fire Department. The truck was purchased with a using grant through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The award was for $974,419 and was for the purchase of the ambulance and a firetruck.
Senator Reed presented a 94-year-old Rhode Islander, Sergeant First Class (SFC) Ernest “Ernie” Mallory, with some long overdue medals that he earned but never received for his U.S. Army service in France, Germany, and Austria over 73 years ago and thanked him for his years of faithful service in the U.S. military, which also included a stint with the 65th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group in the Panama Canal Zone in the 1950s.
Senator Reed marched in the 233rd annual Fourth of July Parade in Bristol. The parade is the largest parade in Rhode Island and the nation's longest-running Independence Day celebration.
Reed & Whitehouse Seek to Reverse Trump Administration’s Forced Family Separation Policy at the Border
Senator Reed joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, community leaders, pediatrictians, and immigration activists to address the Trump Administration's policy of involuntarily separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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