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Watch the 2024 American Legion 500 Festival Memorial Service

2024 Memorial Service

WISH-TV is proud to once again be the broadcast partner for the American Legion 500 Festival Memorial Service for its 61st year. The service is an opportunity to pause and come together to pay a special tribute to those Indiana men and women and their loved ones who sacrificed so much protecting the freedoms we all enjoy today.  

You can watch the full memorial service in the video player above.

The service included a wreath-laying ceremony, dedicated to the memory of all Hoosiers who have sacrificed their lives in defense of the nation in all wars and conflicts. The names of those Hoosier service members who have fallen in the theatre of war within the past year were also read aloud and the bell of the USS CA-35 tolled in their honor.

The ceremony also included a Military Funeral Procession, presented by the Indiana National Guard Headquarters Ceremonial Unit with a riderless horse, also called a Caparisoned Horse, following behind.

The emcee for this years’ service was WISH-TV’s Phil Sanchez.

For more information visit the 500 Festival Memorial Service page online.