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Shutdown forces National Guard band to stand down from Autumnfest march

October 11, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Don’t look for the Rhode Island National Guard marching band in the lead division of the Autumnfest Parade on Columbus Day.
They won’t be there.

For the first time in many years, the 40-member military contingent known as the “Governor’s Own 88th Army Band” will be unable to perform in the parade – and other holiday events around the state – because of the partial government shutdown.

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