Artifacts & Attractions

Gold Star Families Memorial Monument 

In April 2021, the Indiana War Memorials Commission broke ground on the first monument constructed within the Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District since 1998. Located just south of Indianapolis’ Central Public Library, on the northeast side...
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The Congressional Gold Medal Award

The Congressional Gold Medal Award On July 30, 2020, the United States Congress awarded the Congressional Gold Medal—its highest civilian honor—to the Final Crew of the USS Indianapolis CA 35 during a ceremony at the Indiana War Memorial. The virtual...
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Indiana 9/11 Expansion Ensures We Never Forget

The tragic events of 9/11 claimed 2,977 lives, including nine Hoosiers. Millions more were forever impacted. That fateful day implores us as a nation to never forget. The Indiana 9/11 Memorial was first erected in 2011—10 years after the largest terrorist...
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Indiana Never Forgets

September 11, 2001. It is a date that we mark and remember every September—one that always triggers a somber memory. Most Americans over the age of 25 remember exactly where we were and what we were doing that fateful morning. The memories of that day...
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