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The Indiana World War I Centennial Committee is responsible for planning, developing and executing programs, projects, and activities to commemorate the centennial of World War I in the state of Indiana.
The Committee aims to encourage private organizations and local governments to organize and participate in activities commemorating the centennial of World War I.
The Committee’s goal with its endorsements is to increase the number of people in Indiana who will be exposed these educational programs, tools, projects, and activities, and broaden their impact.
INDIANA WORLD WAR I CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION KICK OFF
APRIL 6, 2017 - NOON - 1 P.M.
INDIANA WAR MEMORIAL - PERSHING AUDITORIUM
To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I, the Indiana World War I Centennial Committee will host a ceremony on April 6, 2017 from noon to 1 p.m. inside Pershing Auditorium at the Indiana War Memorial to commemorate the start of the war.
This event will bring Hoosiers together in honor of the United States’ official entry into World War I. The ceremony will feature speakers including Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Brig. Gen. Ronald A. Westfall, director of Joint Staff, Indiana National Guard and Judge Jim Osborne, vice chair of the Indiana World War I Centennial Committee, president of the Indiana Military Museum. The members of the Indiana World War I Centennial Committee will also be introduced to the public.
Attendance is free and open to the public. Parking is available at metered locations surrounding the Indiana War Memorials Plaza Historic District. For more information on available parking, visit http://www.in.gov/iwm/2334.htm.
The event will also be broadcast live for those to watch remotely across the state. The broadcast can be accessed by visiting http://Indiana.adobeconnect.com/Indiana.
This is the first in a series of events that the Indiana World War I Centennial Committee will sponsor with the last event culminating in 2019.
Jim Corridan, Director & State Archivist
Indiana Archives and Records Administration
Jim Osborne, President
Indiana Military Museum
Brig. Gen. Stewart Goodwin, Director
Indiana War Memorial
Indiana Department of Education
Indiana Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Sons of the American Revolution
Indiana State Museum
Indiana National Guard
Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution
Indiana Office of Tourism Development
Dr. Dan Murphy
Indiana State Library
Department of Indiana, American Legion
Dr. Lawrence Sondhaus
University of Indianapolis
Dr. Kathleen A. Tobin
Indiana Association of Historians
Major Bob Webster
Special Events and Commemoration Activities Committee
To plan and coordinate centennial commemorative events and work with local organizations through an endorsement process for State recognized functions.
Marketing and Publicity Committee
To develop and distribute materials, press releases, website updates and social media posts about Indiana WWI Centennial news and events.
Outreach and Engagement Committee
To reach out to other groups and organizations to foster interest and engagement.
Development and Fundraising Committee