The Forty & Eight  Charitable Veterans Since 1920

501(c)(19) non profit, tax exempt

40&8 National Headquarters; 250 E 38th Street; Indianapolis, IN 46205

317 634-1804 ~ ~



Contact: M. Anich


40&8 Veterans Convention – Media Opportunities Perrysburg, Ohio, Sept 13 – 17, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS September 2016    The national headquarters of the Forty & Eight cordially invites members of the News Media to our 97th annual Promenade Nationale (national convention) at the Holiday Inn French Quarters Hotel, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, OH 43551, September 13 – 17, 2016.

There will be opportunities for interviews and videotaping colorful events, to include:

8:30 am                Wed. Sept. 14, 2016        Color Guard Competition; Depot Ballroom

11:00 am             Wed. Sept. 14. 2016        Children Clown Party; Holidome

4:30 pm               Thur. Sept. 15, 2016        Opening Ceremony, Flags, Memorial; Track 123

1:00 pm               Fri. Sept. 16, 2016             Awards (Hero, City, Law Officer, Americanism); Track 123

Parade locomotives will be on display nearby.

Among the awardees on Friday will be our 2016 Law Officer of the Year, Hesston Kansas Police Chief Douglas Schroeder, who on Feb. 25, 2016, singlehandedly ended a shooting spree. that had already left 3 dead and 14 wounded in a crowded factory of 300, thus saving many lives.

The Forty & Eight is a charitable honor society of American veterans since 1920.  Its official name is La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux, derived from the French railway experience of US troops in WWI.

The Forty & Eight National Media Kit is at

Convention questions?  Please contact 40&8 Ken Ewing at 513 553-4856.

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