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Old Fort plans Memorial Day weekend salute

May 25: A Salute to the Services: Memorial Weekend Observance

1 to 5 pm

This Memorial Day Weekend, we remember those who have given their lives in the service of our country. The Old Fort is honored to present an opportunity for you to visit with veterans who served from WWII through the present, including one who served on the staff of Gen. MacArthur. This is your chance to hear their first hand experiences of serving our country. Reenactors will also be on hand to share military stories from the days of the earliest settlers in this territory until WWI. A memorial flag ceremony will begin the afternoon at 1:00, with special guest Chaplain (Maj.) Michael N. Frese, recipient of the Purple Heart for his service in Iraq. All donations will be used to support the Honor Flight program.

The Fort will be open to the public: 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 25. For more information: or call (260) 437-2836. The Old Fort is located at 1201 Spy Run Ave Fort Wayne, IN 46805. Parking is available at Headwaters and Lawton Parks. This event is sponsored by AJ Logistics, Summit Mechanical, Ben Davis Chevy/Ben Davis Ford, LCPA Group LTD and Civil Air Patrol.

About Historic Fort Wayne, Inc.: Founded in 2004, Historic Fort Wayne is a Non-Profit Organization that manages the Old Fort in Fort Wayne, IN. Our goal is to educate the community about Historic Fort Wayne and its significance to the Northwest Territory, the State of Indiana, and the United States during the 17th and 18th centuries through interactive programming. We are a 100% volunteer organization. All of our events are free to the public. All programming is funded by private and corporate donations.

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