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, …
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.
There were highly emotional scenes across Northwest Indiana during the Memorial Day weekend with parades, services at cemeteries and war memorials.
"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."
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.
Deb Kelly with her daughter Daelyn Kelly, 2, left, and her mother-in-law Betty Kelley, watch a Memorial Day parade in Crown Point.
The V.F.W. Post 6446 Rifle Squad performs a rifle salute during a Memorial Day ceremony at Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point.
People stand during the national anthem at a Memorial Day ceremony at Maplewood Cemetery in Crown Point.
DOLTON | Two young men and a 12-year-old boy, enjoying the warm holiday weather with family and friends, were shot Monday morning.
Offering perspective on today's issues
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.
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.
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.
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.
Patrons of the memorial service Sunday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Chesterton touch the name a soldier killed in action.
Dave Meredith salutes the colors Sunday afternoon.
Region views on Memorial Day
Lorri Smith, Chesterton | "I'm sure we'll have a cookout with the family and celebrate our daughter's birthday."
Sean Gill, Highland | "Beer and BBQ, followed up by a moment of silence. Probably get together with the family at my sister's."
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