Fishers Veterans Day Ceremony
On Friday, November 10, 2023, the City of Fishers and Fishers Armed Services Commission hosted the annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Watch a recording of the ceremony.
This year’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.
Memorial Day Ceremony
Join the City of Fishers and speaker, Lieutenant General Thomas M. Montgomery, U.S. Army, Retired, on Monday, May 29 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 servicemembers 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.
National Vietnam War Veterans Day
The City of Fishers, a proud Commemorative Partner of the Vietnam War Commemoration, celebrated National Vietnam War Veterans Day with a free public ceremony on Wednesday, March 29 at Knowledge Services (9800 Crosspoint Blvd., Indianapolis). The program honored veterans and their families who served during the Vietnam War period and included an address by guest speaker Lieutenant General Richard Y. Newton III, USAF, Retired. and a Vietnam Veteran’s lapel pin presentation.
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.
Honor a Local Hero
Honor a local Service member hero in your life through the City of Fishers Honor a Hero light pole banner and/or engraved brick paver program. These dedications honor veterans and active duty servicemembers and their selfless sacrifice for years to come.
Request a Veteran Light Pole Banner
The light pole banners will be on display around the Nickel Plate District. As part of the light pole program, all costs of the banners will be covered by the City. Pole banners will be updated prior to patriotic events throughout the year. Photos can be uploaded below and must be a minimum 4” x 6” at 600dpi. 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. Files should be .PNG or .JPG file types.
**Due to a limited number of available poles, banners will remain in place so long as space permits. As new requests are processed, flags that have been in place the longest will be replaced. Flags that are removed will be provided to families as a keepsake.
Purchase an Engraved Brick Paver
An Engraved Brick Paver will be installed and become a permanent addition to the Liberty Plaza walkway, located in the center of the Nickle Plate District Central Green. You, your family, and friends will have a permanent place to celebrate your Hero for years to come. Pavers are available in two different sizes, 8 X 4 and 8 X 8.
For questions or, contact Samantha Wisecup, Community Outreach Manager by email.
You can view an interactive map of the existing pole banners by clicking here.
**All dedication orders (banner or paver) received are processed and installed 4-6 weeks prior to either Memorial Day or Veterans Day depending on when the order was received (ex: orders received from the first week of October through the second week in April will be made and installed for public viewing before our Memorial Day celebration. Orders received starting the third week in April through the last week of September will be made and installed for public viewing before our Veterans Day celebration. To guarantee placement before the upcoming veteran holiday, orders must be submitted at least 8 weeks before that holiday date.
Veteran Contact List
The City of Fishers is proud to host several events to honor local service members throughout the year. The City is building its contact list of local veterans to ensure communication about these events.
Veterans are encouraged to complete this form to be added to the contact list.
Hometown Help for Heroes
The Hometown Help for Heroes initiative marshals the community's public and private resources to alleviate some of the practical burdens that families of a deployed head of household will face.
Fishers Department of Public Works (DPW) manages the program, which offers families with deployed head of households services including driveway and sidewalk snow removal and lawn mowing and trimming services during the summer months.
All families that meet the program requirements are encouraged to submit an application.