SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR STATION FIRE MEMORIAL PARK DEDICATION
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 Eventbrite.com.