National Vietnam War Veterans Day
The City of Fishers, a proud Commemorative Partner of the Vietnam War Commemoration, celebrated National Vietnam War Veterans Day with a free public ceremony on Wednesday, March 29 at Knowledge Services (9800 Crosspoint Blvd., Indianapolis). The program honors veterans and their families who served during the Vietnam War period and includes an address by guest speaker Lieutenant General Richard Y. Newton III, USAF, Retired. and a Vietnam Veteran’s lapel pin presentation.
The City of Fishers is a proud Commemorative Partner of the Vietnam War Commemoration. To learn more about the Commemoration, please visit www.vietnamwar50th.com.
Fishers Veterans Day Ceremony
On Friday, November 11, the City of Fishers and Fishers Armed Services Commission invite residents to a Veterans Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. at Knowledge Services (9800 Crosspoint Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46256). Knowledge Services is located at the former Marsh Headquarters along I-69.
This year’s guest speaker is MG Richard Chegar, US Army (ret). General Chegar graduated from West Point in 1962. Following Infantry, Airborne and Ranger training, he served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Okinawa and Vietnam. During his career, he was decorated for valor and distinguished service. In retirement, he has served as CEO of the Patton Museum Foundation at Fort Knox and has been inducted into the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame.
This ceremony is free and open to the public. A live stream will be provided on the Fishers Magazine Facebook Page.
The Best You Served With
In Major General Dick Chegar’s keynote address, he referred to the best he has ever served with. To continue to honor those who you have served with we are asking veterans to submit this quick form to tell the stories about other members who have served with by clicking here.
Honor a Local Hero
Honor a local Service member hero in your life through the City of Fishers Honor a Hero light pole banner and/or engraved brick paver program. These dedications honor veterans and active duty servicemembers and their selfless sacrifice for years to come.
Request a Veteran Light Pole Banner
The light pole banners will be on display around the Nickel Plate District. As part of the light pole program, all costs of the banners will be covered by the City. Pole banners will be updated prior to patriotic events throughout the year. Photos can be uploaded below and must be a minimum 4” x 6” at 600dpi. Close up images of the veteran in uniform (current or while serving) and waist up and/or headshots with solid backgrounds are preferred. Military or public safety vehicles, flags, buildings, monuments, etc. are acceptable in the backdrop. Files should be .PNG or .JPG file types.
Purchase an Engraved Brick Paver
An Engraved Brick Paver will be installed and become a permanent addition to the Liberty Plaza walkway, located in the center of the Nickle Plate District Central Green. You, your family, and friends will have a permanent place to celebrate your Hero for years to come. Pavers are available in two different sizes, 8 X 4 and 8 X 8.
For questions or, contact Samantha Wisecup, Community Outreach Manager by email.
You can view an interactive map of the existing pole banners by clicking here.
**All dedication orders received are processed and installed 4-6 weeks prior to either Memorial Day or Veterans Day depending on when the order was received (ex: orders received from the first week of October through the second week in April will be made and installed for public viewing before our Memorial Day celebration. Orders received starting the third week in April through the last week of September will be made and installed for public viewing before our Veterans Day celebration.)
Meet Our Local Heroes
Take a walk around the Central Green and Nickel Plate District Amphitheater to see the new light pole banners honoring local veterans and active duty servicemembers in the Fishers community. Meet our local heroes.
Veteran Contact List
The City of Fishers is proud to host several events to honor local service members throughout the year. The City is building its contact list of local veterans to ensure communication about these events.
Veterans are encouraged to complete this form to be added to the contact list.
Hometown Help for Heroes
The Hometown Help for Heroes initiative marshals the community's public and private resources to alleviate some of the practical burdens that families of a deployed head of household will face.
Fishers Department of Public Works (DPW) manages the program, which offers families with deployed head of households services including driveway and sidewalk snow removal and lawn mowing and trimming services during the summer months.
All families that meet the program requirements are encouraged to submit an application.