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Heroes from the Heartland

David Buchanan, Indiana State Museum curator, circa 1969 Viet Nam
Indiana State Museum

The Indiana State Museum explores the contributions of Hoosier veterans and highlights the state's military history and patriotic pride. Residents are encouraged to participate by electronically contributing photos and visiting the museum to attend live performances and demonstrations. This type of program appeals to a broad audience since many people have relatives and friends that have served or are currently serving in the military.

Photos can be viewed at the museum from Nov. 1 - 11, as well as a special addition to the event, a 16 x 40 foot banner put together by the National Guard that features the name tags of thousands of Hoosier veterans, as a thank you to Indiana citizens for their continued patriotic support.

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 the museum presents the Indianapolis Municipal Band with a rousing concert of patriotic music beginning at 3 p.m.

Also collaborating that day are various military organizations, Civil War re-enactors, WWII re-enactors, Operation: Military Kids, Veterans Affairs, the Army National Guard and more.

Veterans and those with current military I.D. receive free admission to the museum from Nov. 1 through 11, and their families receive the group discount.

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