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The Indiana War Memorial and its adjacent properties (University Park, Veterans Memorial Plaza, and American Legion Mall) will be without power on June 15. Note: The Soldiers and Sailors Monument will be open that day from 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m

About the Indiana War Memorials Foundation

Established in 2000, the Indiana War Memorials Foundation works in conjunction with the Indiana War Memorials Commission.

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial support for the museum, memorials, monuments and parks that the Commission manages and operates. Together, we honor the valor, history and sacrifice of Hoosier veterans. The museum collections, memorials, monuments and parks allow us to share the stories of the heroic service men and women so that future generations can learn, honor and be inspired by them.

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Board of Directors

Kent Abernathy
President

El Ahlwardt
Director

Kenneth Hubbard
Director

Blaine Zimmerman
Director

Kurt Eisgruber
Vice President

Kevin Alerding
Director

Peg McRoy
Director

Diana Ebling
Treasurer & Secretary

D. Linden Barber
Director

Eddie Rivers
Director

 

Otto N. Frenzel IV
President, Emeritus

Fred W. Golgart
Director

Debra Roland
Director

Eric Chitwood
Administrative Coordinator

About the Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark District, the Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District features the American Legion headquarters facilities, Monument Circle’s Soldiers and Sailors Monument and the Indiana War Memorial. Memorials for the USS Indianapolis CA35, 9/11 and Medal of Honor recipients are located near the district and further complement our efforts to honor American patriots.

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Exhibit BackgrounderStories of Service
January 31, 2023

Stories of Service: Major Charity Adams

Early Life  Charity Adams was born on December 5, 1918 in Kittrell, North Carolina. She grew up in Columbia, South Carolina until moving to Ohio to continue her education at…
Press Releases
November 18, 2022

Shining A Light Holiday Projection

Visit Monument Circle this holiday season to see the holiday projection of Shining A Light! You’ll be moved by the massive 360° coordinated audio, video and light projection that transforms Monument…
General InformationPOW/MIAPress Releases
September 14, 2022

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

The Indianapolis National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony, led annually by the Indianapolis POW/MIA Council, Inc., will be held Friday, September 16, 2022, 12:00 p.m., at the Indiana War Memorial, 55…