Memorial Day remembrances 

• A “Memorial Day Tribute to the Guard and other Veterans” will be held at Washington Park East Cemetery & Funeral Center, 10612 E. Washington St. Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, the adjutant general of the Indiana National Guard, will be the guest speaker for the May 29, 11 a.m. program, which will also include several members of the Indiana National Guard who have recently returned from active duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. From 12:30-3 p.m., the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra will offer an outdoor concert. Other commemorations, such as a candlelight ceremony and a wreath-laying ceremony, are also scheduled. For more information, call 317-396-3729.

• Crown Hill Cemetery will present three Memorial Day services May 29: the Field of Valour Military Observance (noon) the Civil War Memorial Service (12:45 p.m.) and the 138th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony (1:30 p.m.). The Memorial Day event will include keynote speaker U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, music by the Indiana Army National Guard’s 38th Division Band and Cynthia Whisler, an artillery salute, a “Roll Call of Fallen Hoosier Heroes,” a historic walking tour (following the event) and more. The Civil War service will include a combined Union and Confederate battalion of Civil War re-enactors. Additionally, an open house from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. will let visitors get a look at the newly renovated and restored historic Gothic Chapel. For more information call Crown Hill, 700 W. 38th St., at 317-920-2726 or go to

• The 500 Festival Memorial Service will be held at Monument Circle May 26, 11:15 a.m. Special guests include Gen. Richard A. Cody, vice chief of staff of the Army; Gov. Mitch Daniels; Mayor Bart Peterson; and 500 Festival Board Chairman Al Wurster. The Joint Services Color Guard will present their colors, and the Indiana National Guard’s 38th Division Band and the Capitol City Chorus will perform. A ceremonial flyover will be presented.

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