State launching initiative to showcase military heritage
The Indiana Destination and Development Corp. on Friday unveiled plans for an initiative to showcase Indiana’s military history. Known as “Military Monuments and Museums IN Indiana,” the program will spotlight locations throughout the state that focus on Hoosier military heritage.
The IDDC is partnering with organizations, including the Indiana National Guard, Indiana Historical Bureau, and Indiana War Memorials to initiate the effort.
A dedicated location on Visit Indiana’s website will be created for visitors to learn about Indiana’s military history and where they can find places around the state that showcase it.
“The Military Monuments and Museums IN Indiana initiative is a comprehensive program that will cover war memorials, historical markers, museums, and other distinctive locations that showcase the rich military history of the great state of Indiana,” Lt. Gov. Crouch said in a news release. “This initiative is expected to create a network of information and experiential opportunities that will connect every part of the state.”
The announcement was made at the Evansville Wartime Museum. The city was named one of 18 American World War II Heritage Cities by the National Parks Service late last year.
The Military Monuments and Museums IN Indiana initiative is expected to launch July 4.