:: KAARI - Korean-American Association of Rhode Island ::

Hi everybody,


This year’s July 4th Parade in Bristol RI marks the 231st anniversary of American Independence. The Bristol Parade, which is arguable the oldest Independence Day parade in the United States, draws people from all over the nation and is broadcasted live on TV.


Every year, the members of the Korean American Association of Rhode Island (KAARI) and the Korean War Veterans of Rhode Island participate in this event and parade together shoulder to shoulder to display our friendship and a close alliance of the two communities. As you see from the pictures below, KAARI members wear colorful traditional Korean dresses called ‘Hanbok’ and carry a large American flag while marching along with the Korean War Veterans.


This past Memorial Day, the two communities gathered at the Korean War Memorial in Exeter Veterans Memorial Cemetery to remember the fallen soldiers from the Korean War. Many of the surviving Korean War veterans are in their 80s, and so we hope to continue this wonderful parade tradition for at least several more years.


We need your help. July 4th is fast approaching. We are looking for 12 women volunteers who can parade with the Korean War veterans in the Bristol parade. We welcome any 2nd generations of ages between 16-40, especially those in high school and college. The 2nd picture below is the Providence Journal (July 5th, 2012) that features our own Mirin Ji and other Korean Americans in RI. 




This is an excellent opportunity for your children or grandchildren to be a proud Korean American and mingle with the greatest generation of our time, the Korean War veterans. I sincerely hope you can volunteer for this excellent opportunity to show your respect and sincerest thanks to the Korean War veterans and be a part of the proud Korean American Community of Rhode Island.


Thank you so much.


KAARI Management team




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Providence Journal July 5th 2012 Front Page

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Notice Cease Fire: Photos RI한인회 2022.07.30 73
Notice Cease Fire Ceremony RI한인회 2022.07.22 12
Notice KAARI T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST RI한인회 2022.07.08 18
Notice 2022 Memorial Day Ceremony RI한인회 2022.06.06 60
Notice Senior Lunch RI한인회 2022.06.06 57
Notice KAARI Building Update RI한인회 2022.06.06 31
Notice Sounds of Korea: Traditional Music and Dance from Rhode Island RI한인회 2022.05.04 209
Notice Recent KAARI Grant/Donation RI한인회 2022.01.31 114
Notice KAARI Open House & Annual Meeting RI한인회 2021.12.16 152
24 KOREAN ARTS CLASSES RI한인회 2020.06.09 813
22 Korean Culture Center Slide Show RI한인회 2020.06.09 77
21 Open House for Gayageum Classes RI한인회 2020.06.09 66
20 The 99th Commemoration of the March 1 Independence Movement RI한인회 2020.06.09 11892
19 The 2018 Winter Olympic in PyungChang South Korea RI한인회 2020.06.09 74
18 Arrival of Gayageum instruments RI한인회 2020.06.09 67
17 KAARI Open House in the News RI한인회 2020.06.09 61
16 KAARI Open House RI한인회 2020.06.09 700
15 The 40th Rhode Island Heritage Festival RI한인회 2020.06.09 95
14 Celebration of 8.15 Korea Liberation Day/RI Korea Day RI한인회 2020.06.09 9139
13 The 232th 4th of July Bristol Independence Day Parade RI한인회 2020.06.09 87
12 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony at Korean War Memorial Exeter RI RI한인회 2020.06.09 56
11 The 98th Commemoration of The March 1 Korea Independence Movement RI한인회 2020.06.09 76
10 KAARI General Assembly/Year-End Party RI한인회 2020.06.09 29
9 KAARI Autumn Hiking Trip Mt. Cardigan RI한인회 2020.06.09 50
8 2016 Building Fundraising Golf Tournament RI한인회 2020.06.09 60
7 8.15 Independence Day/Korea Day CCRI in Warwick RI한인회 2020.06.09 814
6 Korean War Ceasefire Ceremony Video RI한인회 2020.06.09 45
5 The 63rd Anniversary of Korean War Ceasefire RI한인회 2020.06.09 37