11:00 Veterans who are in the parade arrive at the parade staging area.
The area is on Pennsylvania Street near the Tyndall Armory and the American Legion Mall.
Photos will be taken of the veterans with the float.
Restrooms will be available in the Tyndall Armory.
Water and umbrellas will be provided in the jeeps which you will be riding in.
Medical support will be accompanying the parade unit.
10:15 Veterans and families will start loading into the busses.
Bus #1 is for the veterans who will be in the parade.
The bus will drop off veterans near the American Legion Mall by the Anthem float.
Veteran's Name Guests Jeep # Seat Meeting Location Branch
George Dingledy 5 5 Back Castleton Army
William Fischer 3 2 Back Anthem Army
Carl Henn 4 6 Front Anthem Army
Irv Herman 4 3 Front Castleton Navy
Dick Martin 5 4 Back Kokomo Army Air Corps
Bob McClure 0 1 Front Castleton Army
Jim McClure 0 1 Back Castleton Army
Ed Moss 3 3 Back Castleton Navy
Jesse Parnell 4 5 Front Castleton Army
Bob Pedigo 2 4 Front Castleton Army Air Corps
Carl Scott 1 6 Front Castleton Marines
Bob Swift 4 2 Back Castleton Army
Total ==> 12 35 <== Total
Buses #2 and #3 are for veterans and all famliy members who will be watching the parade in the parade viewing area.
The bus will drop off guests near the Indiana War Memorial
Veteran's Name Guests Meeting Location Branch
Gordon Allen 2 Castleton Army Air Corps
Jack Bennett 4 Kokomo Army Air Corps
Chester Brantley 2 Kokomo Navy
Bill Cirello 2 Anthem Navy
Kermit Davis 1 Anthem Marines
Joe Dietz 2 ? Navy
Walter Dreyfus 1 Anthem Navy
John Eads 3 Kokomo Army Air Corps
George Gladden 1 Anthem Army Air Corps
Ronald Lux 1 Castleton Navy
Cal Mathews 2 Castleton Army Air Corps
Dick McClure 6 Castleton Army
Jim Moffett 1 Kokomo Navy
John Mote 1 Castleton Navy
Ken Paschall 1 Anthem Marines
James Power 1 Castleton Army Air Corps
Willie Roose 1 Castleton Navy
Ned Startzman 0 Castleton Army
Maurice Stout 1 Anthem Navy
Herman Strakis 1 Anthem Marines
Total ==> 20 34<== Total
10:45 Buses depart Anthem parking lot.
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This is the information page for the WWII veterans who will be honored in the 500 Festival parade.
Parade Date: Saturday May 28, 2016
Parade Staging Area
7:30 Veterans and their families will meet at the National Government Services parking lot located at 8125 Knue Road, Indianapolis.
This is located on east 82nd street across from Castleton Square Mall. There are two reasons we are meeting here.
1. To avoid the traffic congestion and numerous street closures in downtown Indianapolis which will occur the day of the parade
2. The Indiana Patriot Guard will provide a motorcycle escort downtown to Anthem which is a secured area.
8:45 - 10:15 Catered breakfast buffet will be served for veterans and families at the Anthem cafeteria.
Veterans and families will be escorted to the cafeteria.
We have made reservations for 125 guests which includes veterans and family members.
The Greenwood High School Jazz band will play tunes from the 40's & 50's during breakfast.
It is IMPORTANT that we get an accurate count of family members which will attend.
8:30 Motorcycle escort arrives at Anthem located at 220 Virginia Avenue in downtown Indianapolis.
Anthem is located one block south of Conseco fieldhouse.
Parking will be at the east side of the parking lot. You will leave your car in the parking lot and get it after the parade.
Enter the building at the east set of doors where their will be several US flags.
Veterans will check in at the table inside the entrance
11:00 Veterans and families who will be watching the parade will arrive at the parade viewing area.
The area is at the corner of Michigan and Meridian Streets on the west side of the Indiana War Memorial.
FOR SAFETY REASONS veterans will be transported to the memorial in wheelchairs.
The area will be decorated with flags and banners and the area secured with barricades.
Photos will be taken of veterans in front of the Garrison flag hanging from the memorial.
Restrooms will be available in the Indiana War Memorial.
40 chairs will be provided for veterans and 1 guest. Other family members will need to bring their own folding chair.
Water will be provided for veterans.
Medical support will be provided at the memorial.
WWII Veterans Parade Unit Sponsored By:
8:00 Veterans and families escorted by the Indiana Patriot Guard motorcycles leave National Government Services (NGS).
Veterans and Families will drive their own cars in the escort.
Escort will enter I465 east from Allisonville road and proceed to I70 west.
Exit on Fletcher Ave and proceed west. Turn north on East street and enter Anthem at the east gate.
A security guard will be at the gate to let the escort enter into the parking lot.
National Government Services
Detailed Map of National Government Services (NGS) Location
For questions call Michael Poulimas:
Overview Map of National Government Services (NGS) Location
PARADE VIEWING AREA
11:45 500 Festival Parade begins.
12:30 Anthem parade unit with WWII veterans starts.
1:15 Anthem parade unit with WWII veterans passes the parade viewing area.
Parade is 2 miles long.
Parade takes 1 hour to cover the parade route.
For questions on parade day, ask an Anthem associate who will be wearing an ORANGE VEST.