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City of Carmel Memorial Day Ceremony

City of Carmel Memorial Day Ceremony

Post Date:05/22/2018 1:00 PM



City of Carmel
One Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032




Date:              May 22, 2018
Contact:       Nancy Heck (317) 571-2474
Release:       Immediate

City of Carmel Memorial Day Ceremony


What:             Annual Memorial Day Ceremony to remember those who paid the ultimate price in service to our country. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.

When:             Friday, May 25 at 9 a.m.

Where:           Carmel Clay Veterans Memorial Plaza located at 800 3rd Ave SW, Carmel, IN 46033 across from The Center for the Performing Arts. (Rain location: The Tarkington Theater at The Center for The Performing Arts, 3 Center Green, Carmel)

Who:              The ceremony will begin with remarks by Douglas C. Haney, Corporation Counsel for the City of Carmel and a US Army veteran, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Clay Township Trustee Doug Callahan and members of Carmel Girl Scouts Troop #2662.

The keynote speaker will be Tom Gorup, Director of Security Operations for Rook Security.  Prior to joining Rook, Gorup served six years in the U.S. Army.  As an infantry Squad Leader, he served two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, for which he received a Purple Heart along with several other awards for action on the battlefield. 

Members of the local American Legion Post 155 and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1003 will conduct a flag raising ceremony and all attending will have the opportunity to place flowers at the Memorial. Patriotic music will be provided by Cynthia Ensign Baney; Smoky Row Orff Ensemble directed by Joshua Southard; Cherry Tree Choralaires  directed by Anna Moody and accompanied by Linda Hutchins; and the Carmel Fire Department Pipes and Drums with the Indianapolis Public Safety Pipe Band. The ceremony will end with a 21-gun salute and Taps played by David Bechtel. 

The Girls Scouts of Central Indiana will present a box of cookies to any Veterans attending the event as a thank you for their service to our country.  Light refreshments will also be available, compliments of Kroger.

Background:  Memorial Day is a special day when we honor all those brave military personnel who have served and sacrificed and thank them for all they have given us.  

Please leave extra time due to construction season and detours in the area.  For more information, please visit  See map below:

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