We hold various KAARI activities and events to fulfill our mission. Examples include Memorial Day Commemoration, July 4 Bristol Independence Day Parade with the Korean War Veterans of Rhode Island, August 15 Korea Day/Independence Celebration, participation in the RI Heritage Festival, and Annual KAARI meeting/Year-end Party.
There have been two recent notable achievements. In 2016, Governor Gina Raimondo resurrected the 1979 resolution declaring August 15 as 'Korea Day' in RI. This gubernatorial proclamation values KAARI's contribution to the rich diversity of RI, and a similar recommendation was adopted in 2017 and 2020. Most importantly, in 2017 we established the KAARI Culture Center in Cranston, a culmination of KAARI's long-standing desire to own its identity.
Korea Day Ceremony
KAARI Open House