Indiana Veterans’ Home Remembers Fallen Heroes


Memorial Day program honors men and women who died serving our nation


West Lafayette, IN – May 22, 2012 – On May 28, 2012, the Indiana Veterans’ Home invites the community to attend a special Memorial Day service to honor the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces. The program, led by American Legion Post 492, will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the MacArthur Auditorium at the Indiana Veterans’ Home. The program will include a wreath presentation and a reading of the names of deceased Indiana Veterans’ Home residents.

“As veterans and veterans’ spouses, our residents understand the sacrifices of military life more than most,” said Melissa Durr, interim superintendent of the Indiana Veterans’ Home. “It is our privilege to take this opportunity to remember those brave men and women who died serving our country.”

As a part of this special Memorial Day service, Master Sergeant David Templeton, USMC (retired), will speak about his 20 years of active duty. MSGT Templeton twice served with Marine One and has been deployed to or stationed at numerous locations in the U.S. and around the world, including Iraq, Okinawa, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand and many other countries during Presidential Support missions. MSGT Templeton’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Achievement Medal with two Gold Stars and the Presidential Service Badge.

About Indiana Veterans’ Home

Located in West Lafayette on more than 250 wooded acres overlooking the Wabash River, the Indiana Veterans’ Home  is the only veterans’ home in the state of Indiana. We serve honorably discharged members of the U.S. armed forces and their spouses with long- and short-term medical and rehabilitative services. Indiana Veterans’ Home is a Medicaid-certified facility and also accepts private pay, as well as Medicare A for short-term rehab stays. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact our Admissions Department at (765) 463-1502.


Melissa Templeton

(765) 463-1502, ext. 8675

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