Revere Happenings

Annual Revere Beach Memorial

6th Annual Revere Beach Memorial

Remembering those whose lives have been cut short due to alcohol and drugs.

Please join us:  Sunday, September 23, 2012

William G. Reinstein Bandstand, Revere Beach

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. (rain or shine)

You may pre-register a loved one’s name by calling (781) 485-6404 or register in person between 6:00-7:00 p.m. on September 23rd.

You are also invited to bring a photo of your deceased loved one to post on the memory wall during the event.

Everyday we remember……Let’s spend a moment remembering together.


The 6th Annual Revere Beach Memorial is a candle light vigil remembering those whose lives have been cut short due to alcohol and drugs. The Revere CARES Coalition and the City of Revere is again organizing this touching event for Sunday, September 23, 2012, at the William G. Reinstein Bandstand on Revere Beach (rain or shine). The event begins at sunset, approximately 7:00 p.m., and will end by 8:00 p.m. Registration of those to be honored occurs will be open until 7:00 p.m., Sunday, September 23rd. Individuals can register a name by contacting Revere CARES at 781-485-6404 or arriving between 6:00-7:00 p.m. on the night of the event.

The program consists of: an introduction; inspirational readings/poems; lighting of candles; reading of names of those being honored (a fire bell will toll after each name); closing remarks (the Serenity Prayer and concluding statement); and bagpipe music on the beach.

The Revere Beach Memorial arose due to the work of the Revere CARES Coalition’s Opiates Task Force that began meeting in 2004 to document the depth and breadth of the Oxycontin and heroin problem in the community. The Opiate Task Force created an action plan which City of Revere officials, Revere CARES staff, volunteers and community partners have been working to fulfill. The Revere Beach Memorial event was developed by a group of family members who lost loved ones due to drug and/or alcohol addiction. These community members and coalition volunteers comprise the event’s planning committee.

Money raised by the planning committee for the Revere Beach Memorial fund will be used to help cover the costs of this annual event, to support local addiction treatment programs, and to provide educational scholarships to Revere High School Students impacted by addiction. The first Revere Beach Memorial Scholarship was bestowed upon a graduating RHS student in 2012 and will hopefully continue to be given to a graduating senior each year for the foreseeable future. Donations can be sent to Katie Sugarman at the address below. Please make checks payable to the ‘Revere Beach Memorial Fund.’