Red Bows at IVH

Nearly 100 Junior ROTC students of Lowell High School, along with 14 of the Roosevelt   Middle School cheerleaders, came out to volunteer their time decorating the nearly 3,000 grave markers at the Indiana Veterans Home. They are pictured standing around the AMVETS monument at IVH. 


With a week to go until Veterans Day, area veterans, and perhaps future veterans, gathered at the Indiana Veterans Home (IVH) in West Lafayette Oct. 4 to decorate the grave markers with red bows for the upcoming holiday season.

Along with a few members of the AMVETS Post 91, the Roosevelt Middle School cheerleaders, Lowell High School’s Junior ROTC, and even Monticello Mayor Ken Houston came out to lend a hand with decorating the nearly 3,000 grave markers Friday.

“I really appreciate being invited here by the AMVETS to help them out in this. Really, anything that any of us can do, as Americans, is important for support and remembrance. Now that we are getting closer to Veterans Day, it’s about that: remembering the people who sacrificed for our country,” Houston said. “So when they called and asked if I wanted to be a part of this, obviously, it was my pleasure, which is why I am here today, as in remembrance and supporting all of our veterans.”

For the complete story, read Monday's Herald Journal.