This Memorial Day marked the 145th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Crown Hill Cemetery on the Northwest side of Indy. Hundreds of people gathered to honor the courage of heroes both past and present.
The afternoon started with a performance by civil war reenactors and cannon salutes.
Both young and old, men and women, married and widowed were shaken by the blast of the canon and stood in a moment of silence as the smoke dissipated into the sky.
The Indiana Army National Guard’s 38th Division Band played several patriotic songs as guests settled in for the ceremony. Featured speakers, Governor Mike Pence and Brigadier General Jeffery W. Hauser, Assistant General–Air, Indiana National Guard, spoke about the courage and sacrifice many have given to our beloved country and the true significance of the day.
“The Central Sound,” a Lawerence Central H.S. Choir performed several songs including God Bless America and The National Anthem. The ceremony concluded with a roll call of fallen Hoosier heroes, an honor guard, 21-gun salute, and the playing of Taps. Many paid their respects by laying flowers at the foot of a cross.