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President's Message

Jerry Peshka, President

One of my earliest childhood memories was watching the Gaspee Days parade go by the house where I grew up. From those early years up through recent times, it became truly clear to me that this was something incredibly special in our community. I joined the committee a little over 10 years ago and little did I know that I would meet so many wonderful people and make so many new friends! For new members, things seem a bit chaotic at first but somehow, this group always finds a way to get things done and the events always go off as scheduled. We have begun the planning of this year’s festivities which will commemorate the 250th anniversary of the burning with new events as well as our traditional events. I am very much looking forward to celebrating what we hope will be the best Gaspee Days ever! It is a pleasure to work with so many great volunteers, but we could always use more help and welcome new members of all ages and interests. Our mission of education and promoting awareness of Rhode Island’s role in the revolution lives on and we hope you are able to enjoy this year’s festivities.

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