As impressive and enormous as the Indiana War Memorial appears on the outside, its exterior doesn't hold a flame to what is going on inside.
The colossal lobby opens to a series of wings containing various exhibits. An informative state police officer is on hand to answer any questions. My Dad and I noticed that no expense seemed to be spared in telling the many stories of Indiana's involvement in wars of the last two centuries. One exhibit contained the fascinating story of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the fate that it met in the Pacific. A reconstructed radio room was a nice touch. The museum in the basement is absolutely mind-boggling with its many displays (I've never seen so many displays in one museum.) The chronological order of the displays makes one feel as though she/he is going through time.
Save the best for last, though, and make your way up the several stairs to the shrine at the top of the building. When my father and I entered this amazing, nearly spiritual place, we both dropped our jaws and said, "Wow." From the enormous marble columns to the unique blue lights that compliment the suspended American Flag and the busts of allied generals, this place is truly incredible.
Situated on the impressive War Plaza in downtown Indianapolis, this FREE site is well-worth a visit. I do not only recommend it to veterans and current military personnel; this place does an amazing job of honoring those who have given their lives for our country. Go to the Indiana War Memorial and learn an in-depth lesson on the prices that women and men have paid in serving the U.S. And even though admission is free, drop some bucks into the donation box; I've never quite seen a place like this and it's worth it!
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