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Watermelon Festival in Vincennes, Aug. 3

July 30, 2013 Leave a comment

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Vincennes.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2013, all rights reserved.

By Shyla Beam
Vincennes CVB
http://www.vincennescvb.org/

Celebrate Knox County’s rich agricultural tradition and fabulous, free watermelons at the annual Watermelon Festival and Great American Grill-Off, courtesy of Nowaskie Melons, on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.

Events include a 5K run, baby, toddler and Miss Watermelon pageants and Knox Co. Humane Society’s Pet Contest. Enjoy music, great food and more. Join us from 8am – 8pm on Patrick Henry Drive of the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Vincennes (see photo above).

For more information, contact the Knox County Chamber of Commerce at 812-882-6440.

Memorial Day 2013: A Day for Remembrance

Hancock County Veterans Park

Hancock County Veterans Park. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2013, all rights reserved.

By Bob Burchfield, Editor
AroundIndy.com, LLC
http://aroundindy.com/

Today is Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the United States to honor and remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. This observance originally began in the 19th century after the Civil War, and was originally known as Decoration Day.

There are a number of memorials and museums in Indianapolis and central Indiana dedicated to the memory of these brave soldiers and sailors. Here are a few:

  • Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Monument Circle, downtown Indianapolis
  • Indiana War Memorial Museum, 431 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis
  • USS Indianapolis Memorial, Senate Ave and Walnut Street, Indianapolis
  • Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial, White River State Park, 801 West Washington Street, Indianapolis
  • Hancock County Veterans Park, South Street and State Road 9, Greenfield (pictured above)
  • George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, 401 South 2nd Street, Vincennes
  • And many more across the state

Visit one of these sites today and take time to remember those who have bravely served their country.

Park Cemetery in Greenfield, Indiana

Flag display at Park Cemetery in Greenfield, Indiana. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2013, all rights reserved.