Indiana War Memorials Latest News

Corporal James Gresham Centennial Wreath Laying Ceremony, November 3, 2017

November 3, 2017: The Indiana War Memorial will host a wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in American Legion Mall on the centennial of the death of Corporal James B. Gresham of Evansville, Indiana. Corporal Gresham was the first American soldier killed in action during World War I. The Cenotaph was built to serve as Corporal Gresham's tomb, and although his family chose to bury him in his hometown of Evansville instead, it remains as Indiana's official memorial to his death. The featured speaker will be historian Dr. James Glass, and the Daughters of the American Revolution will conduct the wreath laying. The ceremony begins at 9:30 AM.

Indiana World War I Centennial Celebration, April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017: The Indiana War Memorial will host a ceremony commemmorating the 100th anniversary of the United States' entrance into World War I, kicking off the Indiana World War I Centennial Celebration. The ceremony will feature speakers including Governor Eric Holcomb and Brigadier General Stewart Goodwin, Executive Director of the IWM and the Indiana WWI Centennial Committee. Attendance is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, download the official press release. For more information about the Indiana World War I Centennial Committee, please visit their website at http://www.in.gov/iara/3193.htm.