The WaterFire Salute to Veterans event is a collaborative, community-wide celebration whose mission is to honor and recognize all United States veterans, active and reserve military personnel and families for their service, sacrifice and contributions to this nation, and to organize, exhibit and highlight the wealth of veteran oriented organizations and services available to them. Learn more on the WaterFire Salute to Veterans website.
November 7th, 2015 Event Info:
Sunset: 4:34 p.m.
Lighting time: 4:54 p.m.
The fires will remain lit until 11:00 p.m.
Music Program – Coming soon!
All Full WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park on the below scheduled evenings. Lighting occurs shortly after sunset and the event continues until half past midnight.
There will be many patriotic displays and memorial ceremony taking place in park, be sure to visit theVietnam Veterans Welcome Home Tent, the Missing Man Table, and the Soldiers Cross Memorial, for more info about these presentations please visit the WaterFire Salute to Veterans website. There will be a display of vintage military vehicles from United States Marine Corps on display on the College Street Bridge. There will also be additional food vendors on College Street.
The 2015 WaterFire Salute to Veterans Resource Fair will open at 3:30 p.m.
Located at the center of the WaterFire installation on Washington Street and the Washington Street Bridge transforming it into an informational and educational center about issues Veterans can face after serving in the military. The 2015 WaterFire Salute to Veterans Resource is presented by the Walmart Foundation and supported byChisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD, CVS Health, and TACO/The White Family Foundation
Welcome Home Tent for our Vietnam Veterans: WaterFire Providence would like to shine a spotlight on and extend an extra special welcome to our Vietnam Veterans. Stationed on the Washington Street Bridge will be the Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home tent. A warm and inviting tent dedicated to the men and women who served in the Vietnam War, all Vietnam Veterans are welcome to join us in this area in celebration of your service. The public is also welcome and we are encouraging people to bring down pictures of family members or themselves from Vietnam to hang in the tent as well as submit them prior to WaterFire through email to be hung in the reception area.
WaterFire Providence lights and activates war memorials in Memorial Park in honor of our veterans. Memorial Park will be alight with blue stars to honor the Blue Star Families of Rhode Island and families that have a loved one serving in the military. Visitors are invited to share their hopes, dedications and thanks for our veterans.
For complete details visit WaterFire Salute to Veterans