The Conimicut Village Association will host a July 20, 2019 parade to celebrate man’s first landing on the moon on July 20, 1969, exactly 50 years before the parade. While the parade will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, it will celebrate not only the astronauts who made that first lunar landing and their successors who landed on the moon’s surface in later years, but will also celebrate all the men and women who have made the entire U.S. space program – both manned travel and unmanned exploration – so successful since NASA’s founding in 1958.
Grand Marshall of the parade and featured speaker will be (Colonel, US Army, Retired) Professor Sherwood C “Woody” Spring, originally a native of RI, who was a Space Shuttle Astronaut with 165 hours in space, 12 of which were spent conducting spacewalks.
The Conimicut 50th Anniversary Moon Landing Parade has partnered with WaterFire and Brown University’s NASA RI Space Grant Consortium to make all three organizations’ celebrations of the first moon landing successful.
All are welcome, but come early for good viewing position! Parade will begin at 11AM from Clegg Field, heading east on Winter Avenue, then turn North on West Shore Road, culminating at the Shields Post 43, American Legion, 662 West Shore Road, Warwick, RI, where speeches, a craft fair and food trucks will await.
Full details may be found at the Event website http://moonlandingparade.org/