Governor’s Office Announces Standing Honors, Public Statehouse Memorial Service for Former Governor Edgar D. Whitcomb

Gov whitcombIndianapolis – The Office of Governor Mike Pence announced the following details for the standing honors and a memorial service for former Governor Edgar D. Whitcomb. Governor Mike Pence encourages Hoosiers from around the state to pay tribute to former Governor Whitcomb by signing condolence books at memorial events on Thursday and Friday. Visitors will also have the opportunity to view former Governor Whitcomb’s portrait and bust and learn more about his career and extensive background in public service. In addition, Governor Mike Pence has directed that flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of former Governor Whitcomb’s public memorial, Friday, February 12, to honor former Governor Whitcomb’s military and public service to Indiana and the nation.

Thursday, February 11:

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST – Members of the Indiana State Police and the Indiana National Guard to hold standing honors for former Governor Whitcomb. Members of the public are welcome to attend to pay respects and sign condolence books.

Statehouse – Rotunda, 200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN


Friday, February 12:

11:15 a.m. EST – Military Department of Indiana Ceremonial Unit Funeral Cortège departs Indiana War Memorial, joined by the Indiana National Guard’s 38th Infantry Division Band and Indiana State Police. Members of the media may attend and shoot B-roll and take pictures; members of the public are asked to join the ceremony at the Statehouse instead of meeting at the Indiana War Memorial.

Indiana War Memorial, 431 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN

*The cortège will travel south on Meridian Street from the Indiana War Memorial, will turn west on Market Street, and then south on Capitol Avenue. Traffic will be restricted on this route, starting at Meridian Street south of Michigan Avenue, beginning at approximately at 10:45 a.m. EST. Capitol Avenue and Washington Street will also be restricted during the 19-Round Howitzer cannon salute towards the end of the memorial ceremony.

11:20 a.m. EST – Cortège will pause on north side of Monument Circle for flyover (weather permitting)

North spoke of Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN


11:30 a.m. EST – Cortège arrives at the south entrance of the Statehouse

Statehouse – South Doors, 200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN


12:00 p.m. EST – Memorial ceremony begins in the rotunda of the Statehouse. Members of the public are welcome to attend the program, pay respects and sign condolence books. Governor Mike Pence, First Lady Karen Pence, and former Governor Whitcomb’s wife Evelyn Whitcomb will lay a wreath at the public memorial.

Statehouse – Rotunda, 200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN


Starting at approximately 12:30/12:45 p.m. EST –19-Round Howitzer cannon salute, 3 Volley Rifle Salute, and military honors on the south lawn of the Statehouse

Statehouse – South Lawn, 200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN

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