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MEMORIAL DAY: List of Monday's local events

Posted at 8:08 AM, May 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-29 17:11:45-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Memorial Day is a great opportunity to take a step back from our busy schedules and remember those who have died serving our country. 

Below is a list of some of the local Memorial Day events to honor who we've lost:

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Crown Hill Cemetery hosts 149th Memorial Day Services

The special guest speakers will be Chaplain (LTC) Jim Staggers of the Indiana Army National Guard and U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN)

As the oldest Memorial Day services in Indiana, visitors are invited to pay homage to those who have died or who currently serve in uniform around the world.

Schedule of all events at Crown Hill on Memorial Day:

9:30 a.m. and throughout the day - Gatling gun and Civil War cannon demonstrations

11:00 a.m. - Sons of union veterans memorial service 

Noon - 3:00 p.m. - Civil Way reenactors

12:45 - 1:20 p.m. - Crown Hill Civil War memorial service 

1:30 - 2:00 p.m. - Navy Band Great Lakes concert

2:00-3:00 p.m. - 149th annual Memorial Day ceremony

Flanner and Buchanan Memorial Day Service

Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers will conduct a Memorial Day service on Monday at the Hoosier Patriot Memorial on the grounds of Washington Park East Cemetery, at 10722 East Washington Street. 

Speakers for the event will include Ind. Gov. Eric Holcomb and Major General Courtney P. Carr, the Adjutant General of Indiana.

At 9:30 a.m., a patriotic medley will be performed by the Navy Great Lake Quintet and the Memorial Day Program will begin at 10:00 a.m.

The ceremony will include the Ceremonial Unit and the howitzer salute of the Indiana National Guard. 

Indiana State Museum Memorial Day Service

The Indiana State Museum will offer art activities, artifact-based demonstrations and performances from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

"We are excited to give families a chance to spend some quality time together this Memorial Day," said Eric Todd, associate vice president of visitor experience for the museum. "They'll also be able to learn more about the heroes who served and sacrificed for our country."    

Fishers Memorial Day Service

Fishers' Memorial Day ceremony will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Central Green - Liberty Plaza at 1 Municipal Drive. Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) will speak at the ceremony. 

On Tuesday, the city will host a special medial presentation for World War II veteran Paul James Wagner.

Wagner was captured during the Battle of the Bulge in Dec. 1944 and held as a prisoner of war by Germany. After he was freed by U.S. forces, Wagner spent a month in a hospital before returning to America.

Tuesday, Young will present five missing medals to Wagner, including a Bronze Star and a POW Medal.