Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be able to gather for our customary Memorial Day program in Riverside this year; however, we can still honor our fallen and take time to reflect on the sacrifices made by all who have served this country and our community.
Riverside TV has put together a video compilation featuring highlights from Memorial Day programs held in the past and it will premier at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 25. The program will be available on Comcast/Xfinity Channel 6, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 (throughout the state of Illinois) and the Riverside TV YouTube and Facebook channels.
YouTube link to 2020 Memorial Day Program: https://youtu.be/zlNy93JyG-w
Facebook link to 2020 Memorial Day Program: https://www.facebook.com/RTVNet6/videos/734584080614586/
This year’s 2020 “Honored Riverside Veteran” is US Navy Commander and Doctor Joseph E. Troiani. Commander Troiani served in the US Navy for 32 1/2 Years with Navy Intelligence, the NCIS Department, and was also involved in tracking foreign submarines off the East Coast of the United States. Doctor Troiani is also a US Navy psychologist helping veterans from Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other war zones. Presently, he is working with the Will County Health Department addressing stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic.