Providence, RI It is the policy of the Governor's Office to grant requests for Dome lightings once they are submitted. Today (July 1) at 11:30 a.m., Governor Lincoln D. Chafee received a request by CM Sgt. John P. Gallo, President of the Rhode Island House Veterans Affairs Advisory Council, to illuminate the Dome of the Rhode Island State House red, white and blue on the evenings of July 3 through July 9.
The Dome lighting will salute America, and recognize Veterans past and present for their sacrifices to preserve our freedoms and our way of life. Funding for the ceremonial lighting is being provided by Representative Jan Malik, Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, and Representative Raymond E. Gallison Jr., former Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee.
"I believe that this gesture would demonstrate to all Rhode Islanders that our Governor Respects and honors all who have served to keep our country free and safe and their families who have also sacrificed," Gallo said in a letter to Governor Chafee dated July 1.
The following is a listing of the Dome Illuminations for the calendar year 2014:
Feb 7-14 Red Heart Association
Mar 3-11 Blue Colon Cancer
Mar 12-19 Green Healthy Eating
April 2-9 Blue Autism
April 10-18 Orange Work Zone Safety
April 18-24 Green and Blue Donor Awareness
May 2-9 Light Green Lyme Disease
May 12-19 Turquoise Lung Cancer
June 16-23 Rainbow R.I. Pride
August 1-11 Green Spinal Muscular Atrophy
September 1-8 Gold Tomorrow Fund
September 8-13 Purple Rally for Recovery
September 13-20 Purple Izzy Foundation
September 22-29 Purple Alzheimer's Association
Oct 6-20 Pink Breast Cancer
Oct 20-27 Purple Lupus
For more information on illuminating the Dome, call Allison Rogers at 401-222-2280 or email her at Allison.Rogers@doa.ri.gov.