Indy Blue Star Mothers

Indianapolis Military Moms

We are mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have children serving in the military, guard or reserves, or children who are veterans.

Laying of Wreaths
9:00 AM09:00

Laying of Wreaths

Volunteers are needed to lay wreaths at Crown Hill National Cemetery on veteran gravestones.  Join volunteers from Indy Blue Star Mothers on Dec 12th while we honor our veterans.

Location Address: 700 W. 38th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Number of Graves:10,000+
Number of Veteran Graves: 10,000+
Placing Sponsorship Wreaths: Yes

Accepting Grave Specific Requests: No                      
   **All grave specific requests must be coordinated with the location coordinator directly.**                   
**Please note that the location coordinator will not be held responsible for any wreaths that are moved, stolen, or disturbed by wildlife.**

Volunteer Location Coordinator: Bernadean Kelly
Telephone: 317-985-3048

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2015 Indiana Military Appreciation and Information Day Fair
9:00 AM09:00

2015 Indiana Military Appreciation and Information Day Fair

  • 9919 East 59th Street Indianapolis, IN, 46236 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

All military personnel, veterans and retirees are invited including widows and dependents of Active, National Guard, and Reserve Forces.  The Fair is located at the New Army Reserve Center across from the Exchange/Commissary.



  • Health Screening by Company B, 801st CSH
  • Flu Shots - free to all attendees
  • Blood pressure check

Veterans and Retiree Luncheon (12:05 pm)

  • $12 per person
  • Call Mrs. Dolly Vandrey at (317) 876-7526 or email at for reservations by November 10th


ROA Global Affairs Seminar


  • MG Jeff Phillips, ROA Executive Director
  • BS Wayne Black, Assistant Adjutant General-Army, Indian National Guard
  • Dr. R. Duncan Dallam, Professor Emeritus, Univ. of Louisville, WWII B-29 crew member on last raid to Japan (Luncheon Speaker)


Several (40 plus) Informational Displays related t military support, services, and organizations.  Plus Exchange and Commissary giveaways.

For more information, please call Ron Martin at (317) 709-2567


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10:30 AM10:30

Indianapolis Veterans Day Events

Veterans Day Events

Veterans Day Agenda - November 11, 2015

Time And Event  Location

10:30 a.m.Musical Prelude Indiana War Memorial - North steps of the Indiana War Memorial - Parking in the downtown area around the Indiana War Memorial on Veterans Day during the daytime is very limited. Please plan to arrive early. The main entrance to the War Memorial is on Michigan Street. There are also surface lots and parking garages within walking distance of both the War Memorial and the Soldiers & Sailors Monument.

11:00 a.m.Veterans Day Service Indiana War Memorial - Program;

  • Presentation of Colors
  • National Anthem
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Memorial Prayer
  • Welcome & Introduction of Dignitaries
  • Veterans Day Message
  • Laying of Wreaths
  • "Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Closing Memorial Prayer
  • Tolling of the USS Indianapolis' ship's bell in tribute to the fallen veterans of each of the wars involving US Armed Forces
  • Sounding of "TAPS"
  • Retirement of Colors
  • Conclusion of Memorial Service

11:45 a.m.Veterans Day Parade Downtown Indianapolis - More than 80 units march in this annual parade, which begins at Michigan and Pennsylvania Streets, moves south on Pennsylvania to New York Street, west to Meridian Street and finishes at North Street

5:30 p.m.Reception Primo Banquet Hall and Conference Center

6:30 p.m.Dinner Primo Banquet Hall and Conference Center

Click for banquet reservation brochure

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9:00 AM09:00

Recruiter Visits - BSM Members

Indy Blue Star Mothers - Sign up to take goodies to recruiting stations.  Sign up on our Facebook page to pick your station.  Some stations have all branches of military.  Visit each one of them at your choice of location and let them know about our Blue Star Mothers chapter and refer other military mothers.  

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Buddy Check - Everyone can get involved

BUDDY CHECK 22 is a day to call a veteran that you know and check in on them to hopefully change the fact that 22 veterans a day commit suicide. The best part... You don't have to go ANYWHERE. Invite your friends, have them invite theirs, and be a part of something that may just save a life. It's 2 minutes out of your day, and every veteran deserves to know that we still care about them.

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