Local authorities warmly invite the public to join in paying tribute to esteemed veterans this weekend at the heart of Downtown.
Mayor Tom Henry, in conjunction with federal, state, and local elected representatives, alongside officials from the City of Fort Wayne’s Public Works Division and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), as well as military dignitaries and veterans spanning all branches, will preside over a dedication ceremony for the recently constructed Fort Wayne Veterans Memorial Bridge.
This commemorative event, designed to pay homage to our revered veterans, is open to the broader community and will encompass a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a poignant flag presentation, a three-volley salute, and the unveiling of a sculpture crafted by the accomplished local artist Cary Shafer.
The proceedings are scheduled for Sunday, September 17, commencing at 7:30 p.m. at the newly erected Fort Wayne Veterans Memorial Bridge site, located at Lafayette Street (Spy Run Avenue) and Superior Street.
To facilitate the ceremony, the bridge will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic from East Main Street to the Old Fort from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ample parking options are available at the Wayne Township Trustee Office, the Citizens Square parking lot located at the junction of Clinton Street and East Berry Street, and the lot positioned at Clinton and Wayne Street.
Additionally, transportation services will be provided from the parking lots at Berry Street and Wayne Street for those needing help with mobility challenges or who prefer not to walk to the bridge. Numerous parking facilities are within convenient walking distance of the bridge, and on-street parking is accessible at no cost.
The event will also be accessible via live stream on Facebook for those unable to attend in person.
Source: Fort Wayne