Mayor declares Wednesday David Letterman Day in Indy

Barack Obama, David Letterman
FILE - In this May 4, 2015 file photo, host David Letterman smiles during a break at a taping of "The Late Show with David Letterman," at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. After 33 years in late night and 22 years hosting CBS' "Late Show," Letterman will retire on May 20. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH/AP) — David Letterman is closing out his career on what’s being proclaimed as David Letterman Day in his hometown.

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard has issued a proclamation declaring Wednesday to be David Letterman Day. The final episode of the “Late Show with David Letterman” will air that night.

The proclamation issued Tuesday notes Letterman graduated from Broad Ripple High School and Ball State University in nearby Muncie, worked as a local television weatherman and is a co-owner of the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing IndyCar team.

It also mentions Letterman once worked as a bagger at the now closed Atlas Supermarket and that the “Stupid Human Tricks” segment on the “Late Show” once featured future Indiana Pacers Coach Frank Vogel brushing his teeth with a spinning basketball on the end of his toothbrush.

Indianapolis Power and Light will scroll a message reading “Thanks Dave” across its building on Monument Circle starting at 4 a.m. Wednesday. The message will also appear later that evening around sunset.

View some of Letterman’s best moments below:

The full David Letterman Day proclamation is below:

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