Audie L. Murphy Memorial Website Logo This image is copyrighted  2010, by D. Phillips. All rights reserved. Used by written permission. Audie L. Murphy Memorial Website
Audie L. Murphy Memorial Website Logo This image is copyrighted  2010, by D. Phillips. All rights reserved. Used by written permission.
 
PLACES TO VISIT
An Audie Murphy Location of Interest

Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial
Indianapolis, Indiana
Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial, Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo Source: wikimedia.com

On May 28, 1999 IPALCO enterprises presented to the citizens of the United States of America in honor of all who served their country and to the precious few who received this nation's highest award for valor, The Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial.

Located on the north bank of the Central Canal in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, the memorial is a group of 27 curved glass walls, each between 7 and 10 feet tall.

The Memorial also has a touch-screen monitor for visitors to learn more about the Medal of Honor, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, and each recipient including Audie Murphy.

According to an Associated Press article contributed by Audie Murphy fan, Ms. Sharon Lovell, there are 27 bluish-green glass panels. Etched into the glass walls are the names of all Medal of Honor recipients with their branch of service and the location where their heroic deed occurred. In 1999 the walls represented 15 conflicts, dating back to the Civl War. Over 3,400 names enshrined. (To read the Associated Press article, click here.) Since the grand opening of the memorial more names and conflicts have been added to reflect new recipients of America's highest award for valor earned during recent conflicts.

Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial, Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo source: http://www.medalofhonormemorial.com
Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial during daylight.
Photo source: http://www.medalofhonormemorial.com
Another view of the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial during daylight. Photo source: http://jpryans.blogspot.com
Another view of the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial during daylight. Photo source: http://jpryans.blogspot.com
Etched glass panel of Audie Murphy at the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial, Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo source: Kenneth Leff.
Etched glass panel of Audie Murphy at the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Photo source: Kenneth Leff.
Pencil rubbing of Audie Murphy's etched glass panel at the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial, Indianapolis Indiana. Photo source: Kenneth Leff
Pencil rubbing of Audie Murphy's etched glass panel at the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial, Indianapolis Indiana.
Photo source: Kenneth Leff.
Map
Audie L. Murphy Memorial Website.
Quick Links
Message Boards
Guestbook
Newsletters
Menu
Audie L. Murphy Memorial Website.
Copyright © 1996, Audie Murphy Research Foundation (AMRF), all rights reserved. Images, likenesses, and the signature of Audie Murphy are trademarked by the AMRF. Photos are provided courtesy of the AMRF and may not be reproduced or copied for commercial purposes without permission of the copyright owner. Photos may be used for educational purposes.

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Valid CSS!