WaterFire Honors Veterans

(11.6) WaterFire announces the 9th annual WaterFire Salute to Veterans, a full lighting this Saturday honoring Rhode Island’s veterans and active duty military personnel from all service branches.

The lighting will begin at 5:50 p.m. in Waterplace Park with a 100 torch salute and performance by Rhode Island Professional Firefighters Pipes and Drums. The torch procession will be led by Color Guards from the Rhode Island Civil Air Patrol and the Providence College ROTC Patriot Battalion.

There will be a Veterans Resource Fair on the Washington Street Bridge from 4:30pm to 9pm. The Providence VA Medical Center will be available to connect with veterans, with info on health care and health insurance options, as well as providing onsite crisis services through their Mobile Vet Center.

Companies focused on recruiting veterans will be holding a mini job fair.

Free vaccinations available: The Rhode Island Department of Health will have a pop-up vaccination and info tent on Canal Street from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Visitors can get free vaccine shots and free masks.

Free, WaterFire Salute to Veterans, 5:50pm to 10pm, Saturday, November 6, (directions)

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