Important Information Regarding the Upcoming Dedication Ceremony on May 21, 2017!


Dedication Ceremony to be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017

United States Senator Jack Reed and Governor Gina Raimondo will deliver remarks at the Station Fire Memorial Park Dedication scheduled for Sunday, May 21st at the former site of the Station Fire nightclub, 211 Cowesett Avenue, West Warwick. Music begins at 1:00 pm and the speaking program and dedication ceremony commences at 2:00 pm.

The Memorial Park was created to honor the 100 people – mothers, fathers, sons and daughters – who lost their lives in the tragic fire on February 20, 2003. It was made possible by hundreds of donations from citizens and corporations throughout the state which were solicited by the Campaign Leadership Committee co-chaired by Governor Donald Carcieri and his wife, Sue, along with Gina Russo, a Station Nightclub survivor. The park was constructed by Gilbane Building Company with active assistance and donations by the building trades.

Music will begin at 1:00 pm. Gene Valicenti, co-anchor at WJAR TV-10 will serve as master of ceremonies. The speaking program, starting at 2:00 pm, is as follows:

Welcome: Governor Don Carcieri, co-chair, Station Fire Memorial Park Leadership Committee

National Anthem: Aaron Guckian

Invocation and Reason Why We are Here: Rev. Dr. Don Anderson

Governor Gina Raimondo

US Senator Jack Reed

David Gosselin, President, West Warwick Town Council

Scott Avedisian, Mayor, City of Warwick

Tribute to First Responders: Father Bob Marciano

Dedication of the Park and Reading of the 100 Angels – Gina Russo

Musical Tribute – Joe Silva, original song, 97 Angels

Special musical guests will be announced at a later date. The Park will open to the public immediately following the dedication ceremony.

Complimentary parking will be available at MetLife Insurance, located at 700 Quaker Lane, Warwick. Free shuttles will transport guests to the Park.

Guests are encouraged to bring folding chairs as seating is limited. To RSVP, visit