Stories of Service

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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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 are dark and filled with grief. Since that morning the […]
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The History of Veterans Day 

Today we commemorate Veterans Day—a day set aside annually to honor and thank all those who have served in the United States Armed Forces in both wartime and peacetime. But do you know the origins behind November 11?  Veterans Day lies deep in history, beginning with November 11, 1918. While the Treaty of Versailles was […]
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Meet Pat Spence and Discover Another Way to Honor our Veterans

Indiana War Memorials: How did you get involved with the Indiana War Memorials parks? Pat: Through General Goodwin IWM: What was your inspiration/motivation to join us? Pat: A bit selfish – it’s my front yard. I want to see it beautiful for my family, my neighbors and to honor our veterans. So I reached out […]
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David M. Shoup: Highly Decorated Hoosier Hero

The Indiana War Memorial’s Shoup Hall was named to recognize the service of General David M. Shoup, a highly decorated Marine, military leader, and Hoosier hero. This month’s Story of Service outlines General Shoup’s heroism and we encourage you to visit the Indiana War Memorial to learn more about his service and the service of […]
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