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Veterans Memorial Plaza

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Veterans Memorial Plaza is centrally located in the seven-block Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District, just north of the Indiana War Memorial.

Completed in 1930, it honors all Hoosier veterans and is today one of downtown’s most popular venues for outdoor events, including the annual Independence Day festival.

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Other features of the plaza include:


Indiana Veterans

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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…
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February 7, 2022

Stories of Service: The Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols

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…
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August 24, 2021

20th Anniversary of 9/11: A Reflection on our Nation’s Resolve and Resiliency

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…

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Register for our 7th Hoagie Eating Contest benefiting hvafofindiana !

Support our Hoosier Veterans on 9/16 @ 2:30p.

To Participate: Email or stop in!
$25 Includes a shirt, Hoagie and donation!

Winner Receives 1 free 18" Hoagie per month for a year,  a Hoagie Plate designed by pbyindy , & bragging rights!!

You don't want to miss the only Hoagie Eating Contest in the Midwest!!

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Hours & Location


Open from dawn to dusk



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