Created By: Indiana War Memorials
This dual memorial was dedicated by Governor Evan Bayh at the Indianapolis 500 Festival Memorial Service on May 24, 1996. The two structures are each segments of a twelve and a half foot diameter, twenty-five foot tall cylinder. The Vietnam cylinder is slightly larger to reflect the greater size, duration, and number of casualties of that war. Both are situated so that their convex sides face the street. Engraved into them are the names of the wars, excerpts of letters written by Hoosiers serving in them to family and friends at home, and narrative outlines of the wars. Inscribed in the concave sides are the names of the 927 Hoosiers killed in the Korean War and the 1,525 killed in the Vietnam War. The Korean and Vietnam War Memorials are located in the southeast and southwest corners of American Legion Mall.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Indiana War Memorials