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4th of July Events in Downtown Indianapolis

Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Downtown Indianapolis

Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Downtown Indianapolis.
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Press Release
Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.
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Donatos Downtown Freedom Blast will shoot from the Region’s Bank Tower at 10 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 2013. Come early to the Indiana War Memorial grounds for live music, kids’ activities, food and a military dedication.

Celebrate Independence Day at the Eiteljorg Museum with FREE admission or take the family to Victory Field to cheer on the Indians.

The FREE Concerts on the Canal series continues at the Indiana History Center. Get ready for the Ice Cream Social at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.

Don’t miss the Rooftop 4th of July Celebration at the Fountain Square Theatre Building.

Party at the Rathskeller’s Biergarten and the IndyPendence Day Street Festival on Georgia Street. Enjoy the July 4 holiday Downtown!

Editor’s note: For more event listings for the 4th of July in Indianapolis and across Indiana, including more than 30 fireworks shows, visit this page on AroundIndy.com: http://www.aroundindy.com/dateresults.php?searchdate=20130704.

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
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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.