Where: Carmel Clay Veterans Memorial Plaza located near the SW corner of 3rd Avenue SW and City Center Drive in City Center (Rain location: The Tarkington Theater at The Center for The Performing Arts, 3 Center Green, Carmel)
Who: The ceremony includes remarks by Carmel City Attorney Douglas C. Haney, Army Veteran and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Clay Township Trustee, Doug Callahan with students from Midwest Academy in Carmel.
The keynote speaker will be Commander Billy D. Franklin who graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May 1996 with a Bachelors of Science degree in History. Earning his wings in November 1997, he reported to Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island to fly the EA-6B Prowler. While assigned to VAQ-133, he made three deployments to Saudi Arabia and Incirlik, Turkey where he flew in support of Operation NORTHERN and SOUTHERN WATCH enforcing the no fly zone over Iraq.
Members of the local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) posts will participate in a flag raising ceremony and all attending will have the opportunity to place flowers at the Memorial to commemorate all military veterans. A variety of Patriotic music at the ceremony will be provided by: Carmel Elementary music teacher Cynthia Ensign Baney, Blair Clark and the Midwest Academy Choir.
Background: Memorial Day is a special day when we honor all those brave military personnel who have served and sacrificed and thank them for all they have given us.