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Hoosier Heroes Appreciation Day

Honoring our Veterans, Military & First Responders

Our First Responders include, but are not limited to our;
Police, Sheriffs, Firefighters, EMS, Doctors, Nurses, Care Givers

A Day to Show our Appreciation for their Heroic Service
and Commitment to Community and Country.

For 9 Years, the Mayors’ Veterans Appreciation Day has honored our Veterans and our Military with an Appreciation Day event with their families.  In 2023 our new format will be held on a Saturday sometime in late September at the White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis.  In 2023, our 10th Annual event (after three years off), honoring our Veterans and Military, will also honor Indiana’s First Responders.  We are also expanding our reach from just Marion County to all of Central Indiana.

After we secure a date, we will be looking for Volunteers, Vendors, Suppliers, Sponsors, etc.  We will need help to pull it all together to produce a great event honoring our Veterans, Military & First Responders, and their families.  If you are interested in being on the Organizing Committee for this event, please complete one of our “Sign-Up” forms.

      Mayor Joe Hogsett, Don Hawkins, Dennis Wimer, Matt Hall & Gordon Smith Ponytail's cars at Garfield Park General Umbarger, Don Hawkins & General Goodwin Bounce House ate Garfield Park Mobile Vet Van Custom Car Show at 2019 Mayors Event Don Hawkins opening speaker at the Mayors' Veterans Appreciation Day event Motorcycle at 2019 Mayors' Event Jill Fewell & WWII Veteran  
Don Hawkins Accepting Certification of Appreciation from Mayor Hogsett Heather Harvey, Don Hawkins, Karlee Macer, Gordon Smith & Dave Bechtel General Umbarger, Don Hawkins & General Goodwin The Mayors brought Santa to town early this year.
85 Vendors in the Marion County Fairgrounds 4-H Building Brianna Holt & Don Hawkins POW-MIA Flag Mayor Ballard and two Veterans

For Medical or Physical Emergencies:

  • New - dial 988 - By dialing 988 your call will be immediately routed to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
    • The current Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) is always available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, even after 988 is launched nationally.,
  • If you or someone you are helping is hurt or in imminent danger, please get to a phone and dial 9-1-1 for immediate help.
  • If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal or facing a crisis, dial 2-1-1 in Indy or 1-(866) 211-9966 for immediate help.
  • If you are a victim of domestic violence, dial 1-(800) 332-7385 in Indy for help.

For Non-Emergencies:

  • If you are a Veteran, or a family member of a Veteran, in search of information on how to get goods or services you/they may need, you can dial 2-1-1 or contact one of the Service Providers or Veterans Organizations listed on our "Resources" page.
  • Cellphone users in Marion County may now dial 3-1-1 to reach the non-emergency line for IMPD and other Marion County dispatchers. The non-emergency phone number for callers using landlines is (317) 327-3811.

Please Note:

  • VSC & MACV are not providers of any financial assistance or direct services other than Information and Referrals on where to get goods, services, programs, and benefits for Veterans, the Military, and their families.


  • This is a private website that is NOT affiliated with the U.S. government, U.S. Armed Forces, or the U.S. or Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • We reserve the right to monitor the content of this website and regret that some suggested or recommended resources may not be accepted for one reason or another.
  • The information and organizations listed on this website do not necessarily mean that we endorse their information, data, or their resources.  We have done our best to include information and resources that benefit our Veterans, the Military Community, and their Families.

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