(11.8) The final full lighting of the season will celebrate a WaterFire salute to the Veterans with special events and resources.
The Salute to Veterans ceremony will begin at the Statehouse at 4:45 p.m. At 5:30 p.m. Banneker Industries helps to kick off the WaterFire lighting with a 150 Veteran Torch Procession and 300 Veteran Ring of Fire in Waterplace Basin. WaterFire invites you to join us just after sunset as Veterans of our community process into the basin led by the RI Professional Firefighters Pipes and Drums. Here they will join their brothers and sisters in arms to surround the basin in a ring of fire ceremony with a presentation of the colors as the National Anthem is played by the Army 88th Band on the basin stage.
4pm to 9pm: Veterans Resource Faire on Washington Street (ESGR, Providence VA, United Way 2-1-1, Veteran Portrait Project, Wounded Warrior).
Sunset 4:33pm, WaterFire lighting 6pm, Saturday, November 8, downtown