Midwestern Memorial Day Celebrations

By: Nana Aduba-Amoah   There’s no region that commemorates the service of the United States Armed Forces quite like the Midwest. Middle America is the intersection of the historical and cultural celebration of our country’s fallen and active heroes. For Midwesterners who are traveling or scouring for events to attend, we’ve put together a brief … Continue reading Midwestern Memorial Day Celebrations

Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot Prepares for Inauguration

By: Nana Aduba-Amoah Lori Lightfoot, Chicago’s first African-American, female mayor, will be a sworn-into office at the Wintrust Arena later this month. On May 20, Lightfoot will be inaugurated at 10 a.m., along with 50 aldermen, including city Clerk Anna Valencia, according to a recent report by NBC Chicago. The ceremony will also showcase performances … Continue reading Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot Prepares for Inauguration

‘We Need To Remember’

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pic Greg Hess, a firefighter and paramedic with the Indianapolis Fire Department and a Crawfordsville native, designed a monument next to Fire Station 13 in Indianapolis that honors the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2011.
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Jul 23, 2012

Crawfordsville native designed memorial for victims of Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

(CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN) The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. were unforgettable tragedies that affected the entire nation, but Hoosiers can now reflect on the event in a more tangible manner.

Greg Hess, a firefighter and paramedic with the Indianapolis Fire Department and 1975 Crawfordsville High School graduate, designed a monument that now stands at 421 W. Ohio St. in Indianapolis next to Fire Station 13 along the Indiana Central Canal. Hess said the memorial is a reminder of the lives lost on that day.

“We need to remember,” he…

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