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The public is invited to attend the Newport-Shimoda Sister City Celebration Opening Ceremonies at Touro Park on Bellevue Avenue in Newport. This wreath laying ceremony will be in remembrance Newport’s native son, Commodore Matthew C. Perry, USN, and his historic journey to Japan. In addition, the event will commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Kanagawa which opened trade between Japan and the United States.

This ceremony will be conducted near the Commodore Perry statue lead by Newport’s Mayor Harry Winthrop with contributions by American and Japanese dignitaries.

The US Navy Color Guard and Navy Band will be in attendance along with the Newport Artillery Company.

Touro Park, Newport, Rhode Island
Friday, July 13, 2018