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The Indiana War Memorial and its adjacent properties (University Park, Veterans Memorial Plaza, and American Legion Mall) will be without power on June 15. Note: The Soldiers and Sailors Monument will be open that day from 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m

Vietnam War Memorial

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The Vietnam War Memorial is one of two cylindrical limestone and granite sculptures created by Indianapolis architect Patrick Brunner.

The other sculpture honors veterans of the Korean War. The Vietnam cylinder was designed to be slightly larger, reflecting the greater size, duration and number of casualties of that war.

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The convex side of the memorial, which faces the street, includes excerpts from letters written by Indiana soldiers to their loved ones at home.

On the concave side of the memorial are the names of the 1,525 Hoosiers killed or missing in action in Vietnam.

Individual names are placed on the stone in chronological order, based on date the service member perished or became classified as missing in action.

FEATURES

Other features of the memorial include:

STORIES OF SERVICE

Indiana Veterans

Exhibit BackgrounderStories of Service
January 31, 2023

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…
General InformationStories of Service
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…
Artifacts and AttractionsGeneral InformationPress ReleasesStories of Service
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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Hours & Location

HOURS

Open from dawn to dusk

ADMISSION

Free

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