TIPPECANOE Co., Ind. (WLFI) – The Greater Lafayette community will be marking Memorial Day with events throughout the holiday.
On Monday morning, the public is invited a Memorial Day service at the Indiana Veterans’ Home in West Lafayette. The program, led by American Legion Post 492, begins at 10:30 a.m. inside the MacArthur Auditorium.
U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, a member of the Armed Services Committee, is expected to speak at the event along with Lafayette native Jim Logsdon, who will give the keynote address.
Logsdon will share memories of his time in the service in Vietnam, where he was wounded in 1970. He has served as an active for veterans in Greater Lafayette, helping to found the Mary T. Klinker Veterans Center.
Across the Wabash at noon, the annual Memorial Day Parade will get underway. The route starts at 16th and Alabama streets and will proceed southeast on Main Street before ending a few blocks away at Columbian Park.
The parade runs until about 2 p.m., after which a Memorial Day ceremony will take place inside the park.
In the evening, the Lafayette Citizens Band will perform some patriotic tunes at Riehle Plaza beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.