Veterans Day Honored Across Northwest Indiana
November 11, 2013 — Today is Veterans‘ Day. Hoosiers will be joining millions of other Americans across the country as we celebrate the service and dedication of our military heroes in the nation‘s many wars. This day was originally known as Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War One. President Eisenhower asked the Congress to change it to Veterans‘ Day to honor all of our veterans.
The city of East Chicago will be honoring Veterans at 9 a.m. with a brief ceremony at Veteran’s Park (City Hall Park).
Congressman Pete Visclosky (D-1) will provide some remarks at the dedication of the Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom memorial at 10 a.m. in Hammond. The memorial is at the intersection of Lyman Avenue and Douglas Street, where the Monon and Erie Lackawana Bike Trail intersect.
The Crown Point American Legion Post 20, along with the City of Crown Point, are hosting the Veteran’s Day Ceremony on the East Side Courthouse Steps on Monday at 10:30 am.
At 11:30 a.m., the Valparaiso Rotary Club’s Veterans Day program will be held at the Strongbow Inn on U.S. 30. Congressman Pete Visclosky will also be there to make a special presentation to John Wolf, a 95-year-old WWII Veteran, with an American flag in recognition of his service to our country.
Indiana University School of Medicine-Northwest and Indiana University Northwest will host a remembrance ceremony Monday afternoon to honor veterans who have donated their bodies for medical education and research through the International Human Cadaver Prosection Program, an internationally recognized program. At 1 p.m., outside the east entrance of the Dunes Medical/Professional Building, members of the campus’s ROTC program will lay a wreath and recite the names of the program’s anatomical donors who have served their country.