Hanks, Dole to Honor Military Caregivers in Indy

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The Hidden Heroes Lunch will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Image courtesy of Bankers Life Fieldhouse.) The Hidden Heroes Lunch will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Image courtesy of Bankers Life Fieldhouse.)
INDIANAPOLIS -

An Academy Award-winning actor and a former U.S. senator will Wednesday kick off a two-day celebration of military caregivers in Indianapolis. Tom Hanks and Elizabeth Dole will join Governor Eric Holcomb and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett in an effort to spur discussion on how communities can help local military caregivers.

The Hidden Heroes Cities Lunch will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indy. Hanks is the chair of the Hidden Heroes Campaign, which was established by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. 

The foundation says Wednesday's event will highlight what every city and American can do to improve the lives of the 5.5 million people who care for wounded, ill and injured veterans at home. The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University will also reveal new data about military caregivers in Indiana.

The event comes one day before Hanks and NBC News' Savannah Guthrie co-anchor a special Hidden Heroes TODAY show from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The show will celebrate military caregivers nationwide, include interviews with Dole and military caregiver families, and feature a concert by Sheryl Crow.

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