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Veterans Day programs in NW Indiana

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Featured

Published on November 05, 2019 with No Comments

 Here are some local Veterans Day activities, listed by date and community.

Friday, Nov. 8

• East Chicago – Veterans Day ceremony at 11:00 a.m. at 720 W. 145th St.

• Valparaiso – Veterans Day program at 8:00 a.m. at Foundation Meadows Park, 3210 N. Campbell St.

Saturday, Nov. 9

• Hammond – Veterans Appreciation Day parade, 10:00 a.m. to noon; proceeding along Olcott Avenue east to 73rd Avenue to Hessville Park Veterans Memorial for a ceremony.

Sunday, Nov. 10

• Crown Point – Veterans pancake breakfast at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 10570 Randolph St., 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Monday, Nov. 11

• Schererville – Veterans Day ceremony at 6:00 p.m. outside police station, 25 E. Joliet St.

• Gary – Veterans Day celebration at Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

• Highland – Veterans Day program honoring Gold Star families, 1:00 p.m. at Wicker Memorial Park, 8554 Indianapolis Blvd.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

• Valparaiso – Hometown Heroes Salute to Veterans concert, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana St.

South Shore Line offering active military, veterans free rides Nov. 8-11 

All active duty military personnel and veterans are invited to ride the South Shore Line for free during the weekend of Nov. 8-10 and on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

“At SSL, we are honored to serve those who have served our country by offering active duty military personnel and veterans (including reservists) free rides in celebration of Veterans Day,” commented Nicole Barker, director of capital investment and implementation at the SSL. “We hope this conveys our gratitude for all they have done for our nation. It’s our way of thanking them for keeping our country safe.”

As our train personnel walk through the train, they need to be informed of active military personnel or a veteran and SSL will provide a ride at no charge. No identification will be required.

On Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, trains will follow the regular weekday train schedule.

Up to three children 13 years of age and under may ride free with each veteran on off- peak weekday and all weekend trains (off-peak weekday trains arrive at Millennium Station after 9:30 a.m. and depart Millennium Station before 3:30 p.m. and after 6:30 p.m.).

For more information on train schedules, discounts, and to plan a trip, visit mysouthshoreline.com or download the SSL app (available for iPhone and Android).

The South Shore Line is a commuter rail line operated by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) between Millennium Station in downtown Chicago and the South Bend International Airport in South Bend.

Veterans Day at Gordmans: Shop & Support Pets for Patriots

 This Veterans Day, connect our military members and veterans with loving pets by shopping at Gordmans. All Gordmans stores will donate 5% of the Nov. 11 Veterans Day sales, up to $50,000, to Pets for Patriots.

Pets for Patriots gives the gifts of fidelity, joy and love to veterans and service members through companion animal adoption. The national nonprofit helps veterans at all stages of their careers adopt the most overlooked dogs and cats, offering them a second chance at life through adoption.

Gordmans invites guests to help honor our military heroes who keep our nation safe. Pets for Patriots partners with military and veteran organizations, U.S. shelter and veterinary networks, and the public to honor the lives of the most vulnerable and heroic among us.

When Gordmans guests shop on Veterans Day, Pets for Patriots can help ensure veterans find, adopt and afford lifetime care for their adopted pets. Donations allow Pets for Patriots to provide ‘welcome home’ contributions for each adoption, and follow up with every veteran who adopts for at least one year. In addition, the nonprofit procures exclusive discounts to help veterans in the program save money on pet health insurance, medication, pet food, treats and supplies, all while giving access to quality, affordable pet care from veterinary partners in the communities they serve.

About Pets for Patriots:  Pets for Patriots gives the gifts of fidelity, joy and love to veterans and pets through companion animal adoption. The nationally operating nonprofit organization helps veterans and service members adopt the most overlooked dogs and cats, including adult, special needs, long-term homeless, and large breed pets, offering them a second chance at life through adoption. Pets for Patriots partners with U.S. shelter and veterinary networks, military and veteran organizations, and the public to value and honor the lives of the most vulnerable and heroic among us. For more information, visit www.petsforpatriots.org.

 

 

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