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Weekend Activities a Prelude to Memorial Day

(La Porte County, IN) - Prior to Monday, there are a few Memorial Day activities going on in the area over the weekend.


The Gold Star Freedom Wall returned to Ames Field in Michigan City on Friday. You can visit it for free anytime day or night through Memorial Day. The traveling memorial honors over 7,400 Americans killed in action during the Gulf War and in Iraq and Afghanistan.


The American Legion Riders of Michigan City, who sponsor the Freedom Wall, will also be holding an 88-mile motorcycle scramble starting at Skwiat Post 451. Registration opens at 9:00 Saturday morning, with the ride to start at 10:30 a.m. Money raised benefits Mission 22 and their fight against veterans’ suicide.


Potato Creek State Park is hosting an outdoor concert Saturday afternoon, featuring Irish music and Hoosier classics by Kennedy’s Kitchen. That will take place from 2-5 p.m. Central time at the beach concession area. The concert is free after park admission.


And fireworks are scheduled Saturday night in three Oaks, along with a beer tent and live music. Fireworks go off around 8:45 Central.

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