The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame (IMVHOF) will celebrate the grand opening of its memorial building in on Thursday April 5 in Lawrence. The building is the only one of its kind in the nation, honoring inductees of the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame from all branches of the Armed Forces. The organization honors Hoosiers who demonstrate outstanding military and civilian service.
The grand opening ceremony will consist of remarks by those who helped establish the IMVHOF including Senator Joe Donnelly, Steve Collier, Mayor of Lawrence, John McKenzie, President of the Indiana Credit Union League, and John Bartlett, District 95 State Representative, as well as an official ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of the building.
The facility’s construction, comprised of red brick and Indiana limestone, was entirely funded by individuals, as well as Indiana’s credit unions and their business partners, with donations totaling more than $330,000. Construction began on the facility on September 11th, 2016, on land donated by The American Legion Department of Indiana Headquarters.
Commemorative bricks placed at the entrance of the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame memorial building may be purchased through the Hall of Fame’s website at http://www.imvhof.com