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The City of Fishers honors our local veterans for their service and sacrifice with various events and initiatives throughout the year.

2024 National Vietnam War Veterans Day

The City of Fishers, a proud Commemorative Partner of the Vietnam War Commemoration, will celebrate National Vietnam War Veterans Day with a free public ceremony on Friday, March 29 at Knowledge Services (9800 Crosspoint Blvd.). The program honors veterans and their families who served during the Vietnam War period.

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.

2024 Memorial Day Ceremony

Join the City of Fishers and speaker, Lieutenant General Thomas M. Montgomery, U.S. Army, Retired, on Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m. at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater to honor the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom at this special ceremony. A live stream will be provided on the City of Fishers’ Facebook page.

After the ceremony, 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 service members in the Fishers community. You can also honor a hero by purchasing an Engraved Brick Paver, which will become a permanent addition to the Liberty Plaza walkway.

2023 Fishers Veterans Day Ceremony

On Friday, November 10, 2023 the City of Fishers and Fishers Armed Services Commission hosted the Veterans Day Ceremony. Watch a recording of the ceremony.

2023’s guest speaker was Vice Admiral Terry M. Cross, retired U.S. Coast Guard. In this role, he was the U.S. Coast Guard’s second in command and the Agency Acquisition Executive from July 2004 until June 2006. During his Coast Guard career, Cross served as a deck watch officer aboard the Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch and accumulated over 4,400 flight hours flying single and multi-engine aircraft, jet aircraft, and multiple helicopter types.

Honor a Local Hero

Request a Veteran Light Pole Banner

Join us in a visual tribute to our veterans in the heart of the Nickel Plate District! This special light pole banner program is dedicated to honoring those who have served in our armed forces.

These banners are not just decorations; they are symbols of gratitude and respect, enhancing the atmosphere of our community, especially during patriotic events throughout the year.

Submit a photo and view an interactive map of the existing pole banners.

There’s no cost to participate. The City covers all expenses related to the creation and display of these banners. This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to those who have given so much.

Photo Requirements:

  • Size: Minimum 4” x 6”
  • Resolution: 600dpi for clarity
  • Format: .PNG or .JPG file type
  • 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.

Engraved Brick Pavers

You, your family, and friends will have a permanent place to celebrate your Hero for years to come. Purchase an Engraved Brick Paver to be installed as a permanent addition to the Liberty Plaza walkway, located in the center of the Nickle Plate District Central Green. Pavers are available in two different sizes, 8 X 4 and 8 X 8. For questions, contact Samantha Wisecup, Community Outreach Manager by email.

brick paver

Meet our Local Heroes

Take a walk around the Central Green and Nickel Plate District Amphitheater to see the light pole banners honoring local veterans and active duty service members in the Fishers community.

Hometown Help for Heroes

Fishers DPW provides the Hometown Help for Heroes initiative, which alleviates some of the practical burdens that families of a currently deployed head of household face, including driveway and sidewalk snow removal and lawn mowing and trimming services. This program is open to any family residing in Fishers with at least one head of household currently deployed in a branch of the armed forces.