Caiozzo calls for relocation of veteran remains

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With the recent WPRI Investigative Report that the condemned Roger Williams Park Mausoleum has been victim to trespassers and labeled a health and safety hazard, many are calling for Rhode Island’s top lawmaker to remove hundreds of bodies inside the building.

Sal Caiozzo, former Congressional candidate and veteran himself, is calling on Rhode Island’s Congressional Delegation to assist in the relocation of veterans’ remains from the mausoleum to a new burial location.

“Under emergency circumstances, I call on Senators Reed and Whitehouse, as well as Congressmen Cicilline and Langevin, to please assist in the relocation of veterans in the Roger Williams mausoleum to Rhode Island Veterans’ cemetery and help with curtailing red tape that will only hinder a proper resting place for the human remains of fellow brothers and sisters,” Caiozzo said.

“As a veteran, I recognize the importance of respecting the legacies of those that have served, and therefore I call on Rhode Island’s federal delegation to take immediate action on this vital issue.”

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