Department of Indiana Commander Allen Connelly and Leading Candidate Mark Gullion presented a check to the Indiana War Memorials Foundation at the Indiana 9/11 Memorial site. The donation from the department will help to expand and re-dedicate the site that is expected to cost $450,000 and is not utilizing any public funds. The expansion project will highlight those heroes and honor US Army Lieutenant General Tim Maude, a Hoosier serving at the Pentagon who was the most senior service member killed that day.
The Indiana 911 Memorial was built on the 10th anniversary of the attacks and was dedicated to the brave first responders and people who perished that day. Since that time, more than 5,000 US military service members have died fighting terrorism and protecting our freedoms.
The project will also include the addition of national and state flags and an 800-pound piece of Indiana limestone from the Pentagon crash site on the 30 by 10-foot memorial extension. A “Survivor Tree” from the World Trade Center will also be planted on site. The goal is to complete the extension and re-dedicate the site on the 20th anniversary on Sept. 11, 2021.
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