(La Porte County, IN) - There is no shortage of Memorial Day commemorations in the area today. Here is a rundown of what’s going on where:
La Porte’s main ceremony will begin at 10:30 this morning at the amphitheater in Fox Park. It will feature the LaPorte City Band and remarks from Mayor Tom Dermody, among others.
Later in the day, LaPorte musician Chuck Steck will play “Taps” at 3 p.m. at Soldiers Memorial Park, near the park department building.
Michigan City will be hosting various 21-gun salutes and other ceremonies at various locations throughout the day. Click the link here for details.
Four different services will take place in Westville between 9:00 and 11:00 this morning.
East of LaPorte, New Carlisle will hold a Memorial Day parade through the downtown followed by a cemetery ceremony starting at 9:00 Central time. Rolling Prairie will do something similar starting at 11:00.
Down in Knox, they’re doing something unique. There’s a 24-hour vigil in front of the VFW Post there. Volunteers are taking 30-minute shifts, to stand watch in honor of fallen heroes.