Northwest Indiana Memorial Day events
May 25, 2012 6:48PM
Paraders walk past the Court House on Crown Point's square during a Memorial Day Parade. photo by Scott R. Brandush for the Post-Tribune
Updated: July 3, 2012 10:17AM
American Legion Cedar Lake Post 261 Memorial Day parade: 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 28; 10 a.m. parade line-up at Dairy Queen, 9917 W. 133rd Ave., procession concludes at 131st and Fairbanks.
Dedication of new Obadiah Taylor headstone plaque: 11 a.m. Monday, May 28, 131st and Fairbanks
Potluck, meet and greet: 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 28, Obadiah Taylor Memorial Park, 155th and Barman. Call Polly Freyman at 663-2249.
Memorial Day Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 28, Memory Lane Memorial Park, 6305 W. Lincoln Highway, with a full honor and color guard, 21-gun salute, military personnel and field of American flags, 322-2050.
Memorial Day Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 28; 10 a.m. parade line-up at Dairy Queen, 9917 W. 133rd Ave., procession concludes at 131st and Fairbanks.
Memorial ceremony: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26, memorial site located on the campus of Roosevelt High School, 25th Avenue and Harrison Street; call Calvin Johnson at 885-1577.
Parade and program: 10 a.m. Monday, May 28; lineup is 9 a.m. at 13th Avenue and Broadway; procession ends at 6th Avenue; review stand at 7th Avenue and Broadway, east side of street; contact Earl Nickolson 742-8672 or Calvin Watkins 588-7372.
Remembrance ceremony: American Legion Post 190 will conduct its annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony at Hebron Cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28. The cemetery is 1 mile south of Hebron at U.S. 231 and County Road 900S.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial: 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 28, Stoney Run County Park, 142nd and Union Street; refreshments at the pavilion.
Civil War re-enactors: Col. John Wheeler’s Company B, 20th Indiana Volunteer Infantry living history demonstrations Friday, May 25- 28. The encampment will set up 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 25, on the lawn of the old Lake County Courthouse. Public interaction with the re-enactors takes place 9 a.m.-7 p.m. through the weekend. The re-enactors will be gone parts of the day Saturday and Monday to participate in memorial observances.
Religious service: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, conducted by Decent of the Holy Ghost Romanian Orthodox Church, Calumet Park Cemetery, 2305 W. 73rd Ave. Veterans Memorial
Service: 1 p.m. Sunday, May 27, Calumet Park Cemetery, veterans invited; hosted by American Legion District 1; Daniel Moran, 769-8803.
Religious services at Calumet Park Cemetery:
10 a.m. Monday, May 28 — Catholic, St. Sava Serbian Orthodox and First Presbyterian Church.
11:45 a.m. Monday, May 28 — Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox.
Battle of the Bulge commemoration — 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 28, Calumet Park Cemetery; all veterans and families are invited. U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky will be the main speaker.
Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 1563: 2 p.m. Memorial Day services, 6880 Hendricks St.; dinner follows; 769-1563.
Memorial Day Ceremony: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 28, Edward Robinson Community Veterans Memorial, 9210 Calumet Ave., with VFW Munster Post 2697, American Legion Post 16 and the Munster High School Band. 836-6033
Memorial Day parade and services: 11 a.m. Monday, May 28; 10 a.m. parade line-up at the Portage Mall, 6024 Central Ave.; procession heads west on Central Avenue and into Calvary Cemetery, 2701 Willowdale Road; refreshments provided following the parade by American Legion Post 260, 5675 Mulberry Ave.; call 762-3542.
Memorial Day Concert: The Valparaiso Community/University Concert Band under the direction of Jeffrey Scott Doebler performs in concert at 2 p.m. Monday, May 28, Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Ave. Attendees are asked to bring nonperishable food items as a donation to the Christian Food Pantry, Valparaiso. Sheriff David Lain will lead the singing.
Danny Bruce memorial: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, Prairie Meadow Park, corner of U.S. 6 and 421, honoring Danny Bruce, Vietnam Vet Medal of Honor recipient in conjunction with the Birchfield Foundation softball tournament. Call “Swanney” and Jackie Swanson at 785-2719 or Pamela Chrisman at 785-4233 or Jan Buchanan at 921-4475.