Maribeth Alspach, a committee member, said the letters will be special to the veterans because when they served their only communication from home came via letters.
“Mail call was a much anticipated event back then,” said Alspach, who can be reached at 317-535-7500 for more information about the program.
“As we honor our veterans July 28, we would like to recreate that mail call experience. We are looking for letters, pictures and thank you notes that can be shared with these heroes as they leave the ceremony.
“Won’t you please take a few minutes to write a note, thanking a soldier for his service? So many of our veterans feel forgotten, overlooked, unappreciated. Your letter will let them know that they are none of those things and that we are eternally grateful for all they have done.”
The invocation, setting of wreaths, rifle volley and taps will be conducted near the flag poles at each of the five Greenwood cemeteries.
Services will begin at 9 a.m. at Rock Lane, about a mile east of I-65 on Main Street; 9:30 a.m. at Greenwood, 620 W. Main St.; 10 a.m., Mount Pleasant, 734 N. Morgantown Road; 10:30 a.m., Gardens at Olive Branch, 1605 S. State Road 135; and 11 a.m., Forest Lawn, 1977 S. State Road 135.
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Acton/Bunker Hill American Legion Post 220 will host a Memorial Day service at Veterans Memorial Plaza, 8575 E. Raymond St., where the Indianapolis Municipal Band will play patriotic music from 10-10:30 a.m. Monday.
The official program, which begins at 10:30 a.m., includes laying wreaths at the base of the prisoners of war/missing in action flag and the American flag for those who died while serving.
In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held inside of Raymond Park Middle School, which is at the same address.