CEDAR LAKE | Thanks to the Cedar Lake Parks Foundation, lakeside residents soon will hear taps being played at sunset.
CROWN POINT | A new sound system honoring veterans is arriving just in time to celebrate the life of a Crown Point colonel who fell in battle 150 years ago.
VALPARAISO | Local businessman Bill Wellman regaled the crowd assembled Saturday with a story about seeing fellow Hoosier and war correspondent Ernie Pyle during his service in World War II.
WWII veteran Bill Wellman with his taps system that he has set up at his house to play the musical piece each evening at sunset. The device adjusts the time automatically, and is the same system the company will be putting downtown in Valparaiso.
Bill Wellman, a WWII veteran, is reflected in his framed Marine Corps uniform at his Valparaiso home. Wellman has an automatic system set up at his house to play taps each evening at sunset. The device adjusts the time automatically, and is the same system that will be installed in downtown …
VALPARAISO | If you hear taps being played at sunset in downtown Valparaiso soon, don't think the city administration expects you to turn out the lights and go to bed.
In September, my father Glenn H. Ghrist Jr., a World War II veteran, passed away. At that time I reported that through some unfortunate mix-up, no representatives from any veterans organizations came out to conduct his funeral.
Please excuse me for not doing a column on politics. I was so touched by what I saw in the 9/11 history broadcast on TV and in the newspapers. It became so fresh again as we watched those who told their stories of parents, family members and friends in the downing of the two World Trade Cent…
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