Lucy Higgs Nichols was an African American who escaped slavery and became a nurse for a regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Read on to learn more about one of the unsung heroes of the Civil War known affectionately as “Aunt Lucy” by the 23rd Indiana Infantry Regiment she served alongside. […]
Circle of Lights: Meet the crew from the IBEW 481 who bring holiday magic to Indianapolis every year!
The Circle of Lights has been one of Indianapolis’ favorite holiday traditions for decades. The tradition is possible thanks to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 481 (IBEW) volunteer electricians and Downtown Indy, Inc. whose hard work create this magical experience for Hoosiers every year. Throughout the month of December people flock from all over […]
20th Anniversary of 9/11: A Reflection on our Nation’s Resolve and Resiliency Most of us vividly remember the exact moment, nearly 20 years ago, when we learned about the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Greg Hess had just walked in from a shift at the fire department. His dad called […]
Over the coming months, we’re highlighting our staff at the Indiana War Memorials. Our dedicated team is passionate about honoring Hoosier veterans and sharing their stories of valor and sacrifice. With that in mind, it seems only fitting that our first staff feature is on Collections Manager Jennifer Watson. Jennifer came to us in May […]
Few people have visited the Shrine Room, the second story that floats atop the Indiana War Memorial. At its center, the Altar of Consecration is a place to reverently call to memory the fallen soldiers of World War I and quietly ignites our sense of patriotism and gratitude for our freedoms. When you visit, you’ll […]