The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for its first class. Retired U.S. Army Colonel Russ Dowden, who is a member of the Arkansas Military Veterans Hall of Fame, is leading the effort in Indiana. He says the initiative aims to recognize Hoosiers who have served in the military and to educate the general public. In a Studio(i) interview, Dowden discusses the effort and the possibility of a brick-and-mortar hall of fame. An induction ceremony for the first class is planned for November.

Dowden says 15 veterans will be inducted into the hall of fame each year and will receive a medallion.

To be considered, a veteran must have been born in Indiana, entered military service from Indiana or have lived in Indiana for at least eight years. Nominees must also have an honorable discharge from U.S. military service and have no felony convictions. The organization says posthumous nominations are accepted.

You can find the nomination packet by clicking here.

Source: Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame

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