Army Birthday Observance

Army Birthday Observance

Publication Date
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Presenting the 1st Annual United States Army Birthday Observance Ceremony


Please join us 

Friday, June 14, 2024
12:00pm -1:00pm 
Rhode Island State House

We will be celebrating the 249th Birthday of the oldest and largest service branch in the U.S. military, the United States Army!

Event Program

Color Guard presentation of the Colors.

National Anthem performed by The 88th Army Band 

Ceremony Introduction,  MC Sheri Boucher, RI AUSA Chapter President 

Invocation, Chaplain (TBD)
Introduction of Governor McKee, Director of Veteran's Affairs, Kasim Yarn
 Welcoming Remarks & Proclamation, Governor McKee
Messages will be shared from the following:

Speaker RI Congressional Delegation,
State Representative Samuel A. Azzinaro
RI Adjutant General,
MG Christopher Callahan, BG Andrew Chevalier
Army Reserve,
COL Christian Neary, Army Reserve

US Army
CPT Roushen Thompson, Commander, RI Army Recruiting Company Command

Announcement & Presentation of the SFC Curtis Mancini
and CSM Leonard Maglione Memorial Scholarships 

Symbolic cutting of a Army Birthday cake with sword 

We look forward to MAJ Jarred Rickey, RING, District Director, Kate Michaud and State Treasurer James Diossa accompanying us also.

Speakers and special guests are subject to change.