Several local celebrations and observances are planned for Memorial Day weekend this year.
Here’s what’s coming up:
The Whiteland VFW’s 12th annual biscuits and gravy breakfast is set for May 27.
The fundraiser supports the Johnson County community van, which assists veterans with local transportation needs.
Donations of $3 to $5 for the breakfast will go to the van fund.
The breakfast will be served 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the New Whiteland VFW post, 215 U.S. 31, Whiteland.
World War II veterans are welcome to eat free.
Ss. Francis & Clare Catholic Church, 5901 W. Olive Branch Rd, Greenwood, will conduct its 14th annual Memorial Day Service May 29. The service will start at 8:45 a.m. with patriotic music, followed by a special Mass with prayers and ceremonies honoring veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation.
After the Mass, attendees will walk to the flagpole where flags will be lowered to half-mast, as well as a playing of Taps, three rifle volleys, and the singing of the national anthem.
Refreshments will be served in St. Clare Hall.
In case of inclement weather, the events will be moved to the hall.
This event is open to the public and all are welcome.
Franklin American Legion is asking for the community’s help to prepare Greenlawn Cemetery for Memorial Day.
Volunteers are needed May 27 at the cemetery to help place flags on veterans’ graves. Residents are asked to meet at 10 a.m. at the cemetery office, 100 W. South St., Franklin.
The American Legion will conduct a small program with a rifle volley and Taps by a bugler. Flags will be distributed to volunteers to be placed on the graves of all military veterans.
This service is open to all.
For information, call Bryon Thompson at 317-443-1183 or Larry Bundy at 317-736-3680.
The Franklin American Legion also will host a Memorial Day ceremony at the Johnson County Courthouse, 11 a.m. May 29, with a pitch-in at the post following. Franklin American Legion Post 205 is located at 1200 Park Ave. Call 317-738-9934 for more information.