Sponsored by: Alex and Ani, Bank of America, and the Walmart Foundation. With the generous support of the Textron Charitable Trust
WaterFire Salute to Veterans – November 8th, 2014 Event Schedule:
Sunset time: 4:33 p.m. | Lighting time: 6:15 p.m.
All Full Lighting WaterFire installations light up over eighty braziers from Waterplace Park to Memorial/South Main Street Park. Lighting for this event will begin 6:15 p.m and the event continues until just past midnight. Please check this page frequently for updated information. Updated 10/30/14.
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.
The soundtrack listing for this event will be available soon.
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 Veterans Resource Faire on Washington Street
Sponsored in part by:
Featuring the VA Home tent, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, RI 211 info, a Veterans photo booth, a Veterans Art tent, and food vendors. Full listing of resource fair participants coming soon.
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Alex and Ani Pavilion on Steeple Street
Featuring the Alex and Ani Bangle Bar, twitter wall and photo booth. Performers on the Alex and Ani Music Stage will include the Terri Givens Trio, Jimmie Allen – Colour of London, and the Nightlife Orchestra. The Fat Belly’s Irish Pub beer garden will be open to quench your thirst.
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Memorial Park and College Street
There will be many patriotic displays and memorial ceremony taking place in park, be sure to visit the Vietnam 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.
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – The WaterFire Merchandise Tent and the New England Chevy Dealers Vehicle Showcase
The WaterFire Store on Canal Street is open for business. Stop in and buy a t-shirt, hoodie, poster, magnet, pendants and much more to help support WaterFire and keep the fires burning. Also make sure to check out the Photos of WaterFire tent on Washington Street. This tent will have matted photo prints, featuring the work of our Volunteer Photographers; WaterFire Providence postcards; large format photo posters; and silk screen prints by local artists.