Join Operation Stand Down RI for their 3rd year presenting the Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial. The memorial will be displayed from Friday, May 25 to Monday, May 28 at the Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park. Admission to the memorial, concert, and patriotic laser show is free to the public and open to all ages!
Sunday, May 27: PVD Food Truck Events returns at 11:00 AM and again at 5:00 PM for visitors to the Memorial. At 6:00 PM the Governor's RI National Guard 88th Army Band will perform a Patriotic Concert. Following the concert, a Patriotic laser light show will take place for all to enjoy.
In 2016, OSDRI launched the Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial with the widely acclaimed and dramatic display of nearly 7,000 military boots. Each boot is adorned with a name placard and an American flag representing each American service member killed in action in the Global War on Terror. The first of its kind, the display garnered local and national news coverage for the past two years and sadly, the memorial continues to grow in size each year.