Parade Statement

Published 06/15/2018

The volunteers of the Gaspee Days Committee are deeply saddened that any of our dedicated spectators of the 53rd annual parade were offended by the American Civil War reenactment groups use of the Confederate flag.  The inclusion of this portion of the parade was not intended to offend and we sincerely apologize.  Moving forward, the Committee will review all parade applications of American history more closely to ensure a family friendly parade.