A Salvation Army Doughnut Girl serves a veteran some hot coffee and a doughnut.

A Salvation Army Doughnut Girl serves a veteran some hot coffee and a doughnut.

The Salvation Army took part in Veterans Day Ceremonies today in downtown Indianapolis.  The famous WWI Salvation Army Doughnut Girls were on hand serving hot coffee and doughnuts to military personal, veterans, and those remembering our fallen heroes.

Salvation Army Divisional Commander, Major Dick Amick, also took part in the days events as he delivered the opening prayer at the Veterans Day Memorial Service inside the Indianapolis War Memorial.  Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard gave the Veterans Day message saying, “No other country in the world honors their military veterans like we do here in America.”  Major Amick also gave the closing prayer which proceeded the tolling of the USS Indianapolis’ ship’s bell.  The bell resounded 12 times honoring the fallen veterans from each war involving US Armed Forces.

Following the ceremony, veterans, military personnel, and government officials took part in the Veterans Day Parade which marched up Meridian Street.

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