WaterFire Salute To Veterans

(11.5) WaterFire celebrates veterans with a full 80-brazier lighting at their 4th annual WaterFire Salute to Veterans event. The evening will include a veterans resource fair, ceremonies, and tributes throughout the night.

The WaterFire lighting begins 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.  A patriotic music performance by the Army 88th Band will follow the lighting. The 88th Rock Band will play prior to the lighting ceremony from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. on the Basin Stage.

For this event the Starry Starry Night feature at Memorial Park will honor Rhode Island’s Blue Star Families.

Throughout the evening, the Starry, Starry Night installation in Memorial Park at WaterFire is will be filled with blue, glowing stars representing Rhode Island’s Blue Star families and softly lit luminaria that cover the park floor.  Visitors throughout the night will bring their hopes and dedications to Rhode Island families who have a Veteran in their family and affix them to these lights of the night.

Fires from 5:54pm to 11pm, Saturday, November 5, WaterFire, downtown

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