Indiana 9/11 Memorial
Established in 2010, and expanded for the 20th anniversary in 2021, the Indiana 9/11 Memorial honors those who perished in the 9/11 attacks, and the United States service members who have lost their lives since in the War on Terror.
The memorial consists of two 11,000-pound beams from the Twin Towers, a pair of six-foot tall black granite walls inscribed with remembrances of the events in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The expansion includes a Pentagon Stone, A Survivor Tree, Military Monument and a “Never Forget Wall.”
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PERCHED ATOP ONE OF THE BEAMS IS A BRONZE, LIFE-SIZE SCULPTURE OF AN AMERICAN BALD EAGLE, with wings outstretched and gazing east toward New York City. This tribute stands as an ongoing, permanent reminder of the sacrifices of that day and how our nation responded to that day’s devastating events.
The Pentagon Stone, added in the 2021 expansion is made entirely of Indiana lines quarried from the world-renowned limestone deposits near Bedford, Indiana, the 800-lb stone was part of the wall from the Pentagon that was damaged in the attacks on 9/11. The stone is a tribute to officers like Hoosier Lieutenant General Timothy J. Maude. At the time of his service as the U.S, Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel at the Pentagon, Lt. Gen. Maude was the highest-ranking officer to die by the actions of a foreign enemy since U.S. Army Lieutenant General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., who was killed during the Battle of Okinawa in June 1945 during World War II.
The Survivor Tree is a tree grown from the sapling of a tree found at the bottom of the rubble at Ground Zero Known as The Survivor Tree, this sapling—provided by the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York—embodies our nation’s spirit of hope and healing, strength and resilience.
The Military Monument, added in the 2021 Memorial expansion is a granite stone placed inside the expanded memorial in honor of the nine Hoosiers whose lives were lost on 9/11.
“Never Forget” Wall overlooks the White River canal with the words “NEVER FORGET” etched into the foundation, made from Indiana limestone.
On September 11, 2011—ten years after the horrifying events that changed our nation—dedicated citizens unveiled the Indiana 9/11 Memorial in Indianapolis.
The memorial is located next to Indianapolis Fire Station 13 in downtown Indianapolis along the Indiana Central Canal.