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The Indiana World War Memorial is 210 feet (64 meters) high and was finished in 1951. The memorial and museum were built to honor Indiana war dead from World War I, even though construction was not completed until after World War II. The Indiana War Memorial was modeled after the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and resembles the Temple of the Scottish Rite in Washington, DC. Six figures representing Courage, Memory, Peace, Victory, Liberty, and Patriotism are found on each side of the structure.









Standing proudly on a base of pink granite, on the south side of the Indiana War Memorial, is Pro Patria. The statue is of a young man draped in an American flag reaching heavenward. Hering stated "I have attempted to embody in this memorial, the spirit rather than material concept of a soldier-- to give the figure an expression of all there is in humanity of aspiration, valor, renunciation and the perpetuation of the memory of the patriot fighting for the right. I include peace also, for the left hand raised in exultation also may snatch the olive branch." The statue is 24' high and weighs approximately seven tons. It was the largest sculptured bronze casting ever made in America at that time.











 

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What an amazing piece of architecture. When it comes to monuments, Indianapolis has some of the finest to be found in any American state capital. 10.
 

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10/10 Of course! The most over-looked structure in Indianapolis. As an Indianapolis resident, it is very disheartening that this amazing monument is hardly known by name. It is extremely visiblie as it is located between the two busiest thoroughfares into Downtown; however, it is overshadowed by its near-by war monument neighbor and the center of the City/State of Indiana, The Soldiers and Sailor's Monument, aka Monument Circle, or "The Circle."

If you walk up the steps, the most amazing views of Indy and the surrounding mall and parks can be found. At night it has blue lights around the top and hase very dramatic white lighting behind the columns.
 
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