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Medal of Honor Memorial in Indianapolis

The Medal of Honor Memorial in Indianapolis is the only memorial designed to recognize all of the recipients of the nation’s highest military honor is in downtown Indianapolis.

The memorial gives tribute to 3,459 Medal of Honor recipients, an award that is given by Congress for military valor.

The one-acre memorial is located on the north side of downtown’s Central Canal in White River State Park. It represents 15 different conflicts, ranging from the Civil War through Somalia, and is comprised of 27 curved walls of glass, each between seven and 10 feet high.

Each day at dusk, the memorial’s sound system plays recorded stories of medal winners or of the conflicts in which they fought.