Memorial Day at Hoosier Patriot Memorial, Washington Park East Cemetery
Indiana’s first memorial dedicated to the Indiana National Guard is located at Washington Park East Cemetery, 10800 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. The memorial features three distinct concrete patterns and colors in its focal point area which includes a large statue of a modern-day soldier, a revolutionary minuteman etched in glass and the Indiana state seal on a granite disk. The memorial was built through donations from private citizens that value what the Guard has meant to Indiana.
Each Memorial Day, families join us at the Memorial to honor the men and women that gave their lives protecting our nation’s freedom.
Past speakers have included former Indiana Governor Michael R. Pence; Major General R. Martin Umbarger, the adjutant General of Indiana; and former Indianapolis Mayor Gregory A. Ballard.