2013 Memorial Day in Indianapolis

Hundreds of people begin to gather to take part in the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
Hundreds of people begin to gather to take part in the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
Firetrucks lined Meridian Street with a Garrison flag waving between them as part of the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
Firetrucks lined Meridian Street with a Garrison flag waving between them as part of the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
Memorial wreaths adorn the steps of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument during the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
Memorial wreaths adorn the steps of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument during the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
The 38th Division Band played before and as a part of the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
The 38th Division Band played before and as a part of the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
The 38th Division Band played before and as a part of the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
The 38th Division Band played before and as a part of the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
Local students provided the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24 with flags. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
Local students provided the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24 with flags. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
Ted Dickman, chairman of the 500 Festival Board of Directors gives some brief opening remarks at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
Ted Dickman, chairman of the 500 Festival Board of Directors gives some brief opening remarks at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
A joint service color gurad posts the colors at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
A joint service color gurad posts the colors at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
Major Lisa Kopczynski sings the National Anthem at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
Major Lisa Kopczynski sings the National Anthem at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
American Legion National Adjutant and co-master of ceremonies Daniel Wheeler introduces the next speaker at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
American Legion National Adjutant and co-master of ceremonies Daniel Wheeler introduces the next speaker at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
A seat of remembrance and honor of POWs and MIAs is presented at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
A seat of remembrance and honor of POWs and MIAs is presented at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard speaks to the crowd gathered at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard speaks to the crowd gathered at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
The Garrison flag flies over guests and visitors to the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
The Garrison flag flies over guests and visitors to the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
The asteemed panel of military personnel at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
The asteemed panel of military personnel at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
General Daniel B. Allyn, Commanding General of the US Army Forces Command speaks to the crowd at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
General Daniel B. Allyn, Commanding General of the US Army Forces Command speaks to the crowd at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
General Daniel B. Allyn, Commanding General of the US Army Forces Command speaks to the crowd at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
General Daniel B. Allyn, Commanding General of the US Army Forces Command speaks to the crowd at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
Gold Star Spouse Autumn Letendre speaks to the crowd at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
Gold Star Spouse Autumn Letendre speaks to the crowd at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
As the names of the fallen were read, the ceremonial laying of wreaths was done by members of the Gold Star Family at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
As the names of the fallen were read, the ceremonial laying of wreaths was done by members of the Gold Star Family at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
The Caisson passes by the crowd at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
The Caisson passes by the crowd at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
The Caisson passes by the crowd at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
The Caisson passes by the crowd at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
A formation flyover by the Torjan Horseman Aerobatics Demonstration Team flies over the Garrison flag and crowd at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
A formation flyover by the Torjan Horseman Aerobatics Demonstration Team flies over the Garrison flag and crowd at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
A formation flyover by the Torjan Horseman Aerobatics Demonstration Team flies over the crowd at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.
A formation flyover by the Torjan Horseman Aerobatics Demonstration Team flies over the crowd at the 500 Festival Memorial Service at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, IN Friday, May 24. Photos by Eldon Lindsay.