For a third year, Chautauqua-Wawasee and Syracuse American Legion Post #223 are collaborating for a Memorial Day tribute to honor veterans and those who have died in the performance of their duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
On Sunday, May 28, at 9:09 pm, Taps will be played simultaneously by buglers strategically placed on Wawasee, Syracuse Lake, and Papakeechie Lake. Taps will be audible on all three lakes. We are requesting one minute of silence starting at 9:08 prior to the performance. Wind can really affect how sound travels; so keep that in mind. This year we have more buglers than 2022 so we hope no one is disappointed by not being able to hear. Also, we are notifying lake-front restaurants so their guests can pause conversations and listen respectfully. Participating musicians include members of our community and surrounding areas, including veterans, community bands, high schools, educators, and professionals. The musical director is Dr. Matt Murdock, an educator who resides in North Webster. Beautiful photo by Wawasee resident Larry Baumgardt.
Lake Wawasee, Syracuse, Indiana 46567, United States