May Activities

May 4, 2019

500 Festival Mini Marathon


Volunteers from the Military Department of Indiana Ceremonial Unit support the Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini Marathon with a joint service color guard during pre-race ceremonies each year.
May 11, 2019

Indianapolis Grand Prix


Volunteers from the Military Department of Indiana Ceremonial Unit support the Indianapolis Grand Prix with a joint service color guard during pre-race ceremonies each year. Historically, the 122nd Fighter Wing from Fort Wayne  supports the event with an A-10C Thunderbolt flyover.
May 17-18, 2019

Armed Forces Day Weekend 


The Indiana National Guard local sister services and veteran organizations provide multiple displays at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway throughout Armed Forces Day Weekend to include a UH-60 Blackhawk.
May 19, 2019

Joint Enlistment Ceremony


The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indiana National Guard host a Joint Enlistment Ceremony for approximately 100 enlistees who take the oath to serve their state and nation. This event is supported with a joint service color guard, 38th Infantry Division Band and Indiana National Guard vocalist. Historically, this event includes a UH-60 Blackhawk flyover.
May 24, 2019

Gold Star Ceremony


The 500 Festival and the Indiana National Guard Survivor Outreach Services program host a private Gold Star Ceremony to honor the families of our fallen heroes. at the Indiana War Memorial.
May 24, 2019

Memorial Day Service


The 500 Festival hosts a Memorial Day service on the north steps of the Indiana War Memorial with the support of the Indiana National Guard and sister services. Historically the keynote speaker for this event is a four-star general. This event is supported with a joint service color guard; the 38th ID Band; a military vocalist, chaplain and bugler; a full ceremonial cortage; a firing party; and an A-10C Thunderbolt flyover provided by the 122nd Fighter Wing.
May 25, 2019

500 Festival Parade


The 500 Festival Parade hosts a parade with the support of the Indiana National Guard, a joint service color guard and 38th ID band, and a vocalist. Historically, this event includes a UH-60 flyover.
May 26, 2019

Indianapolis 500 Race


In recognition of Memorial Day, the Indiana National Guard provides military support for pre-race ceremonies. This support includes a firing party, joint service color guard, vocalist, bugler, all service branches marching a parade lap, four-star military address and coordinates a military flyover.
May 27, 2019

Memorial Day Service


Traditionally, the Indiana National Guard supports the annual Memorial Day services at the Crown Hill and Washington Park East Indianapolis.

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