the country will honor fallen veterans this weekend. Duneland events include
placing American flags on veteranís headstones in Chesterton Cemetery. This
annual ritual of honoring our veterans, organized by American Legion Post
#170, will be held this Saturday, May 24, beginning at 9 a.m. Everyone is
welcome and encouraged to participate.
Post #170 will lead Memorial Day services at, in this order, the Chesterton
Cemetery, on E. Porter Ave., beginning at 9 a.m.; St. Patrickís Cemetery, on
So. Calumet Rd., immediately following; then the Vietnam Memorial Wall, just
south of the ambulance garage at Porter Ave. and ByPass 49; and finally,
they will participate in the 1 p.m. ceremonies at Hawthorne Park, Porter.
The public is
invited to honor our service men and women who have given the ultimate
sacrifice in defense of our freedom at this yearís Memorial Day Service to
be held in front of the Community Center at Hawthorne Park, 500 Ackerman
Dr., Porter, on Monday, May 26 at 1:00 p.m. The program will include members
of American Legion Post #170, vocalist Patty Raffin, and representatives
from the Town of Burns Harbor, Town of Chesterton, and the Town of Porter.
For more information contact Porter Park Director Brian Bugajski at (219)
921-1687 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Porter VFW Post
#2511 will also hold a flag posting ceremony at the Post, 1290 Wagner Rd.,
at 1 p.m. on Memorial Day.