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Verbatim: Veterans celebration Saturday

Statement issued Wednesday:

The Richard G. Lugar Northeast Indiana Community Service Center will host “We Are Family: A Veterans Celebration” on Saturday, November 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Covington Plaza, 6328 West Jefferson Boulevard in Fort Wayne. The event is for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

“We Are Family” will offer food, games, prizes, an opportunity to record oral histories for the Veterans History Project, music, and more. Additionally, information and assistance regarding federal agencies and programs will be provided. The event is free of charge to veterans, retired veterans and their families. One member of each family or group must show Military I.D. upon entrance.

“I am pleased to host ‘We Are Family’ so that we can express our gratitude for the many sacrifices our veterans, members of the military and their families continue to make,” said Lugar. “I am hopeful that veterans and their families will have an enjoyable day and also take advantage of the many resources and programs available.”

“We Are Family” is hosted by: The Chapel, Covington Plaza, Goeglein’s Catering, the National Guard, The Paradise Band, Science Central, and the U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar Northeast Indiana Community Service Center.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register for “We Are Family: A Veterans Celebration” please visit or call 260-422-1505. Please visit for more details on the event.

Covington Plaza is a stop on the Citilink bus route. To access bus schedules and routes please visit: or call 260-432-4546.

Questions regarding “We Are Family: A Veterans Celebration” may be directed to the Richard G. Lugar Northeast Indiana Community Service Center at 260-422-1505.

Lugar, a former Naval intelligence officer, has strongly supported the military and veterans. In 2002, Lugar launched the Veterans History Project in Indiana. To date, the Veterans History Project has preserved the memories of more than 8,500 Hoosier veterans in the permanent collection at the Library of Congress – more than any other state.

For more information on the Veterans History Project, visit

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