Blue Star Salute 2011

Blue Star Salute 2011
American Legion Riders open the Indiana Blue Star Salute.
Blue Star Salute 2011
A special tent housed a display honoring Indiana servicemembers who have fallen during the War on Terror.
Blue Star Salute 2011
Blue Star Salute 2011
The Indiana National Guard hosted many activities for attendees, including sumo-suits.
Blue Star Salute 2011
A Blackhawk helicopter was on display in Stout Field.
Blue Star Salute 2011
Horses from the Indiana National Guard Ceremonial Unit graze quietly as Blue Star Salute attendees watch.
Blue Star Salute 2011
Horses from the Indiana National Guard Ceremonial Unit graze quietly as Blue Star Salute attendees watch.
Blue Star Salute 2011
Members of Brownsburg, Ind. Legion Post 331 attend the Indiana Blue Star Salute.
Blue Star Salute 2011
Rowdie from the Indianapolis Indians stopped by to sign autographs.
Blue Star Salute 2011
Vintage and modern military vehicles were on display during the Blue Star Salute.
Blue Star Salute 2011
Catching up on old times.
Blue Star Salute 2011
Blue Star Salute 2011
Blue Star Salute 2011
Onlookers await the arrival of a vintage, Vietnam-era Huey.
Blue Star Salute 2011
The Vietnam-era Huey appears over the horizon.
Blue Star Salute 2011
The vintage Huey touches with with dignitaries to the Blue Star Salute.
Blue Star Salute 2011
The American Legion Riders on the Ride for the Salute.
Blue Star Salute 2011
The American Legion Riders on the Ride for the Salute.
Blue Star Salute 2011
The American Legion Riders on the Ride for the Salute.
Blue Star Salute 2011
The 38th Division band plays "When the Saints Go Marching in" at the opening of the event.
Blue Star Salute 2011
A skydiver floats in to Stout Field with the POW/MIA flag.
Blue Star Salute 2011
A skydiver floats in to Stout Field with the Blue Star Banner.
Blue Star Salute 2011
A skydiver floats in to Stout Field with Old Glory.
Blue Star Salute 2011
Autumn Letendre of Indianapolis, a Gold Star wife, sings “When a Blue Star Turns to Gold."
Blue Star Salute 2011
Blue Star Salute 2011
Attendees pause for reflection during the ceremony.
Blue Star Salute 2011
Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger addresses the crowd.
Blue Star Salute 2011
Navy Cadets present the Colors.
Blue Star Salute 2011
Indiana Blue Star Salute organizer, Ralph "Zoc" Zoccolillo.
Blue Star Salute 2011
Michael Peterson performs on stage.
Blue Star Salute 2011
Michael Peterson performs on stage.
Blue Star Salute 2011
Leland Baxter, Department of Indiana commander.
Blue Star Salute 2011
Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman
Blue Star Salute 2011
Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
Blue Star Salute 2011
American Legion Past National Commander Robert Spanogle.