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Commemorating Memorial Day in Indianapolis

Over the weekend, we’ll be taking a moment to remember those who served our nation and are no longer with us. Here’s how you too can spend the day in remembrance.

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Before Race Day, take a moment to honor those who have given their lives in the service of our country.

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Monday, May 27 is Memorial Day, honoring US military personnel who died in the line of duty. You can take a moment to remember those who have servedat these events.

The American Legion 500 Festival Memorial Service | Friday, May 24 | 12 p.m. | North steps of the Indiana War Memorial, 55 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis | This opportunity for collective reflection will include a keynote speech from Director of the Army National Guard Lieutenant General Jon A. Jensen, a wreath-laying ceremony, military funeral procession, the posting of colors, and musical performances.

The City of Carmel’s Memorial Day Ceremony | Friday, May 24 | 9 a.m. | Carmel Clay Veterans Memorial Plaza, 800 3rd Ave. SW, Carmel | A light breakfast will be provided at this event which features a flag-raising ceremony, a keynote speech from the President of Carmel City Council, a 21-gun salute, and musical performances.

Plan ahead: Memorial Day is also a federal holiday, meaning civic offices, banks, and public libraries will be impacted. Here’s your shortlist of Monday closures:

  • All federal, state, and City-County offices will be closed.
  • USPS offices will be closed, and mail will not be delivered.
  • The stock market + most banks will be closed.
  • Regular trash pickup will not occur and will be delayed one day.
  • All branches of the Indianapolis Public Library system will be closed for the whole weekend (Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27).
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