Indy's Sept. 11th Memorial To Be Expanded

Sep 7, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — American Legion posts from across Indiana have donated $50,000 for a planned expansion of downtown Indianapolis’ memorial to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. That donation will be presented Friday, on the attacks’ 19th anniversary, during an event at the memorial to kick off fundraising efforts for the $450,000 project. Donations for the expansion are tax-deductible. The planned expansion of the Indiana 9/11 Memorial will allow it to memorialize the more than 5,000 U.S. military service members who have died fighting terrorism in the past two decades.

Work Progressing On Indiana Park Honoring 2 Slain Girls

Jul 27, 2020

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — Progress is being made on construction of a northern Indiana park honoring two teenage girls who were killed in 2017. Crews have completed an amphitheater and restrooms are set to finished this month at the Abby and Libby Memorial Park near Delphi. The park is named for 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams, who were killed in February 2017 while out on a recreation trail. No arrests have ever been made in their slayings. Fundraising for the project is still under way.

Monday, June 8, 2020 at 9 PM

Popular public radio hosts, past and present, read short eulogies to just some of the tens of thousands lost to the coronavirus pandemic in the United States in the months of March, April and May, 2020.Produced by public radio veteran producer Paul Ingles and featuring the voices of Susan Stamberg, Noah Adams, Liane Hansen, Maria Martin, Al Letson, Neal Conan, Glynn Washington and others.

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Elkhart rededicated an historic landmark that has been undergoing repairs for years. It honors one of the City’s founders. 

The Dr. Havilah Beardsley Memorial Fountain was damaged in April 2017 by a vehicle that crashed into it during a police chase.

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A traveling Vietnam memorial wall arrived in South Bend today for the first time in more than 20 years.

The Wall That Heals is a slightly smaller version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. - but it's meant to equally honor Americans who served in the War.

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Wednesday night people gathered on the basketball court at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreational Center in South Bend to remember victims of gun violence, including Eric Logan. 

Logan was killed by a South Bend Police officer Sunday. 

Organizers designed the event as a forum for concerned community members  to share and to vent their frustrations. 

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten attended. Buttigieg had been criticized by some in the community for not attending a vigil for Logan that was held Monday. 


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Former President George H.W. Bush is being honored with funeral services at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. The 41st president will be eulogized by his son, former President George W. Bush, as well as a former U.S. senator and a former Canadian prime minister. Dozens of U.S. and world leaders are expected to attend the service.

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The late Sen. John McCain will be honored at an expansive ceremony at Washington's National Cathedral on Saturday. Former President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush will give remarks, along with McCain's longtime friend Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and several others. Three of McCain's children will give readings, and Renee Fleming will perform "Danny Boy" at the late senator's request.

Concord Township hosts 9/11 memorial

Sep 11, 2017
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Concord Township Fire Station One hosted a 9/11 remembrance service. Michiana fire station representatives received a special gift commemorating the event.


Concord Township Fire Chief Rick Rochford (Rosh-ferd) presented Callery pear tree saplings to Elkhart, Goshen, Mishawaka and South Bend fire departments among others.