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Indianapolis

Indiana World War Memorial

The War Memorial Plaza in downtown dominates a five-block picturesque setting, attracting tourists by its extensive magnetism. All of 210 feet above street level, this mausoleum-style limestone and marble memorial pays homage to Hoosiers killed during World Wars I and II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. It was designed in 1926 by architects Frank R. Walker and Harry E. Weeks. This massive memorial could only be completed in 1965. The structure`s exterior includes multiple standing figures that symbolize Courage, Memory, Peace, Victory, Liberty and Patriotism. The Shrine Room has 24 stained glass windows in a magnificent architectural setting for the huge American flag suspended from the center of the room. The main floor houses exhibit space, administrative offices, meeting rooms and the Pershing Auditorium.