Big Blue Bug to light up once again for the holidays

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The big blue bug that overlooks Interstate 95 in Providence is about to light up again.

Providence pest control company Big Blue Bug Solutions on Monday night plans to switch on nearly 7,500 holiday lights illuminating its iconic termite mascot.

It’s the 24th annual lighting of the bug. This year it’s also commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Two World War II veterans from North Providence — 96-year-old Thomas Anthony Cardarelli and 92-year-old Placido Femino — will be there to flip the switch.

If it rains, the lighting ceremony will be delayed until Tuesday night.