WaterFire Salute To Veterans

(11.2) The final WaterFire of the season takes place tonight with a full lighting, resource fair, and special events.

Starting at 5:45 pm 150 Veterans will march from the State House steps [events start at 4pm] to Waterplace Park Basin led by the Rhode Island Professional Firefighters Pipes and Drums. This will be followed immediately at 6:00 pm Salute to Veterans Lighting Ceremony in Waterplace Basin with performances by the Navy Band Northeast and the Army 88th Band.

Starting at 6:18 pm in Waterplace Park Basin there will be a Memorial Canoe Ceremony on the River. The Memorial Canoe ceremony honors and remembers our fallen heroes.

From 3pm to 10pm the Veterans Resource Fair transforms Washington Street and Washington Street Bridge into an informational and educational center featuring organizations from across Rhode Island dedicated to providing services to veterans and their families.

Participants on Washington Street Bridge include the Women Who Serve(d) Exhibition presented by National Grid, Veterans Mobile Unit, Citizens Bank, Arcadia Power, Rob Levine & Associates, RI Quality Institute, Team RWB, Department of Labor and Training Veterans Program, and the Skills for Rhode Island’s Future Job Fair with 5 RI companies recruiting Veterans; participating companies include: Raytheon, Boston Energy Wind Power Services, Inc., and AstroNova, Inc.

Participants on Upper Washington Street: Veterans Administration Information Tent.

From 3:00 – 9:00 pm there will be a display of classic and current Military Vehicles on the College Street Bridge.

Due to re-seeding operations on the lawn in Memorial Park, there will not be a Starry, Starry Night installation at this lighting.

Sunset 5:39pm to 10pm, Saturday, November 2, WaterFire, downtown

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