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East Chicago hosts Memorial Day ceremony

East Chicago hosts Memorial Day ceremony

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Port Authority, Mayor Anthony Copeland and the marina staff held the annual Blessing of the Waters Ceremony on Memorial Day. The ceremony began with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem sung by Makeda Winfield. Copeland addressed boaters and citizens, …

May 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Memorial Day, planting flowers and yoga in the park

What a lovely Memorial Day weekend in our little town of Whiting. We met more than a dozen Whiting folks flower shopping at Home Depot on Sunday. I guess we all have the same plans for our homes.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Why not honor those who died on streets?

RICH JAMES: Why not honor those who died on streets?

There were highly emotional scenes across Northwest Indiana during the Memorial Day weekend with parades, services at cemeteries and war memorials.

May 28, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: The dead still live if we learn of, remember sacrifices

MARC CHASE: The dead still live if we learn of, remember sacrifices

"I see beyond the forest the moving banners of a hidden column. Our dead brothers still live for us, and bid us think of life, not death — of life to which in their youth they lent the passion and joy of the spring."

May 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Sons of the American Legion members Bob Bowie, left, and T.J. Taylor, center, raise the American flag during a Memorial Day ceremony at Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point.

May 26, 2014 6:16 pm
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Deb Kelly with her daughter Daelyn Kelly, 2, left, and her mother-in-law Betty Kelley, watch a Memorial Day parade in Crown Point.

May 26, 2014 6:16 pm
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The V.F.W. Post 6446 Rifle Squad performs a rifle salute during a Memorial Day ceremony at Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point.

May 26, 2014 6:16 pm
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People stand during the national anthem at a Memorial Day ceremony at Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point.

May 26, 2014 6:16 pm

Three wounded in random Dolton shooting

DOLTON | Two young men and a 12-year-old boy, enjoying the warm holiday weather with family and friends, were shot Monday morning.

May 26, 2014 4:15 pm
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May 26, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Remembering veterans is start toward recovery

GUEST COMMENTARY: Remembering veterans is start toward recovery

World War II veterans are becoming scarce as we approach the 69th anniversary of what we call "The Greatest Generation." Each day the newspaper records the passing of more buddies and shipmates of what was once 16 million men and women in all branches of the services.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Stand by soldiers’ side at home, on battlefield

YOUNG VOICES: Stand by soldiers’ side at home, on battlefield

For every joyful image of a soldier embracing their family after a long deployment, we must not forget the flag-covered caskets returning home. On Memorial Day, we remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice miles away from their homes.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am
South Holland loves a parade

South Holland loves a parade

May 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Portage Memorial Day Parade is a sweet experience

Portage Memorial Day Parade is a sweet experience

PORTAGE | Lawn chairs and colorful sun umbrellas dotted the sidewalks Monday afternoon along Central Avenue in Portage for the annual Memorial Day Parade as bicyclists stopped and minivans opened their back hatches to play country music.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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May 26, 2014 12:00 am
'Every time I hear taps, it just makes me cry'

'Every time I hear taps, it just makes me cry'

LANSING | A sunny Sunday afternoon brought out about 200 people to pay tribute to the country's deceased veterans during a Memorial Day service conducted at the Lansing Veterans Memorial.

May 25, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Patrons of the memorial service Sunday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Chesterton touch the name a soldier killed in action.

May 25, 2014 2:41 pm
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Dave Meredith salutes the colors Sunday afternoon.

May 25, 2014 2:41 pm
"What activities will you partake in on Memorial Day?"

"What activities will you partake in on Memorial Day?"

Region views on Memorial Day

May 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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"What activities will you partake in on Memorial Day?"

"What activities will you partake in on Memorial Day?"

Lorri Smith, Chesterton | "I'm sure we'll have a cookout with the family and celebrate our daughter's birthday."

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
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