The World War II Memorial is located just south of the American Legion national headquarters.
The design of the WWII Memorial is similar to the Korean and Vietnam War Memorials, but it was made considerably larger to reflect the size and scale of World War II.
Other features of the memorial include:
The convex side of the memorial features excerpts from Hoosier soldiers’ letters home to friends and family.
A freestanding column lists the order of campaigns and major theaters and operations of WWII.
12,000 Men and Women
Indiana lost almost 12,000 men and women during WWII, with another 17,000 returning home bearing the painful scars of wounds.
18 1/3 Feet in Diameter
The memorial consists of a half-circle of granite and limestone and is 18 1/3 feet in diameter
STORIES OF SERVICE
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