When Helen Haddad was asked to speak at a tea event created as a charity gathering to raise funds for St. Monica Home in Northwest Indiana, she was a little nervous, but also eager to share an important story.
Tragedy is immense when the strong and brave fall within our communities.
Portage police gather Monday in Gilbert Park for their annual memorial service.
Portage Mayor James Snyder swears in Portage Police Reserve Officer Arzell Hathorne Jr. on Monday during the annual police memorial service in Gilbert Park. Portage Police Chief Troy Williams holds the Bible.
Portage Chief of Police Troy Williams, left, and Portage Mayor James Snyder stand Monday in Gilbert Park for the annual police memorial service.
Portage police stand at attention while taps is played during the annual police memorial service Monday in Gilbert Park.
Portage Mayor James Snyder speaks Monday during the annual police memorial service in Gilbert Park.
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Members of the Marine Corps J.R.O.T.C. march in the Memorial Day parade in Portage on Monday.
Six-year-old Oshae Turnipseed, of Portage, proudly waves his flags during the Memorial Day parade in Portage on Monday.
Six-year-old Jessica Hegedus, of Portage, grabs some candy during the Memorial Day parade in the town Monday.
Residents wait for the Memorial Day parade in Portage on Monday.
The Portage High School marching band performs in the Memorial Day parade in Portage Monday.
American Legion Post 190 chaplain the Rev. Mark Daniel and former Hebron resident Betty Klemz lay the wreath during the Hebron Memorial Day service Monday.
Residents gather during the Hebron Memorial Day service Monday.
Hebron High School musicians David Lucas, from left, Ryan Patz and Ryan Gilman play the national anthem during the Hebron Memorial Day service Monday.
Members of the Hebron American Legion Post 190 served as the honor guard at the Hebron Memorial Day service Monday.
Members of Hebron American Legion Post 190 honor guard post the colors at the Hebron Memorial Day service Monday.
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