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Historic Waterfire event honors Veterans

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By Alana Cerrone

acerrone@abc6.com

The WaterFire taking place Saturday night will be a special one, as it is the first-ever community-wide celebration of Veterans to take place on such a large scale in the state of Rhode Island.

The event is entirely dedicated to honoring the nation's Veterans and military personnel and their families.

To kickstart the night at 4:45, a 100-Veteran Torch Procession and 200-Veteran Ring of Fire will proceed in Waterplace Basin, led by the RI Professional Firefighters Pipes and Drums. Then there will be a presentation of the colors while the Navy Band Northeast and Army 88th Band play the National Anthem.

Various memorials saluting our Veterans can be seen throughout Memorial Park – visit http://waterfiresalutetoveterans.org/schedule-of-events/ for all the details.

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