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The Shrine Room

Often considered one of Indiana’s best kept secrets, the Indiana War Memorial is a well-recognized symbol of downtown Indianapolis. It holds an array of historical artifacts and quite a few surprises.  The cornerstone of the Memorial was laid on July 4, 1927 after World War I to attract the newly formed American Legion National Headquarters […]
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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 of the American Legion Mall near the intersection of St. Clair and Pennsylvania Streets, the Gold Star Families […]
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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 ceremony was held on the 75th anniversary of the loss of the vessel. The specially […]
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Thank You to Our Supporters!

Thank you to all of our supporters this year!  If you are interested in still giving, please consider a Year-end Gift to the Indiana War Memorials Foundation. It’s a special honor to be a small part of preserving history and honoring those who shaped it. And, thanks to all of you, that’s exactly what we […]
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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 attack on American soil. Now, as we approach the 20-year anniversary of the attacks, […]
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