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Local Memorial Day Activities To Honor Heroes

(La Porte County, IN) - Memorial Day ceremonies abound throughout the area today. Here is a rundown of some ways to spend the day in a patriotic way:


La Porte

The La Porte City Band will present a Memorial Day service at Fox Park. The event will begin at 10:30 this morning with a half hour of patriotic music. At 11:00, there will be a memorial service that will include a 21-gun salute, the playing of “Taps” and the presentation of wreaths representing each conflict over the decades, as well as the reading of the names of veterans who have died within the past year.


Truesdale Avenue is closed for construction. Organizers say there is plenty of parking around Fox Park. Just remember to enter off McClung Road. and be patient getting in and out of the event.


Michigan City

The Gold Star Freedom Wall is on display in Michigan City at Ames Field. The travelling memorial honors over 7,400 Americans killed in action during the Gulf War and in Iraq and Afghanistan.


New Carlisle 

There’s a parade in New Carlisle this morning. The parade starts at 9:00 a.m. Central time. It will proceed along Michigan Street and end at the cemetery where there will be a wreath-laying ceremony.


Rolling Prairie

Folks in Rolling Prairie will conduct a similar ceremony at 10:00 a.m. A parade starting at the elementary school will proceed to the cemetery for a memorial service, followed by free hotdogs at the VFW Post 9423.


South Bend

And over in South Bend, history reenactors will present a Civil War era Memorial Day Program at Bowman Cemetery on Miami Street. That starts at 9:00 a.m. Central time this morning.

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