Armed forces honored ahead of Indiana Derby Day

Armed forces were honored Thursday, July 16, 2015. (WISH Photo)

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A salute to our armed forces Thursday was even more emotional in the wake of the Chattanooga shootings.

The event leading up to Indiana Derby Day featured special military guests, patriotic music and a live auction.

It was all to support the Helping Hands for Freedom charity that offers mentorship programs to families of service members.

It’s that kind of support Staff Sergenant Patrick Shannon knows the victim’s families in Chattanooga might need.

They hope to raise a lot of money for that great cause.

And tonight that event continued with a free concert by “The Voice” winner Josh Kaufman. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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