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Indiana WWI Endorsed Projects

There are abundant opportunities for local and regional Indiana World War I celebrations, projects and programs to reflect and recognize the 135,000 Hoosiers who served in The Great War and the 3,000 who sacrificed their lives.

To promote and support these community projects and programs, the Indiana World War I Centennial Committee is accepting applications for endorsement — upon approval those projects will become official Indiana World War I Legacy Projects.

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Benefits of Endorsement

The Indiana World War I Centennial Committee endorsed projects and programs will receive:

  • • Listing on the Indiana WWI Centennial Committee website, www.ww1cc.org/Indiana
    • Listing on the World War One Centennial Commission events calendar, www.ww1cc.org/commemorate/event-map-system.html
    • Permission to use the official Indiana WWI Centennial logo, in accordance with the established logo guidelines, on Indiana WWI Centennial related promotional materials
    • Letter of endorsement from the Indiana WWI Centennial Committee

Endorsement Criteria

To be considered for endorsement by the Indiana WWI Centennial Committee, the applicant must demonstrate to the Committee’s satisfaction that the proposed project meets the following required criteria and at least one of the recommended goals or characteristics outlined below. Priority will be given to projects that meet multiple goals. The Committee reserves the right to refuse endorsement of a project or program.

All requests for endorsement must be submitted using the enclosed form, Application for Endorsement of an Indiana WWI Centennial Project.

Projects or programs MUST be:

  • Open and accessible to the public
  • Relevant to Indiana and the state’s WWI Centennial
  • Self-funded (without WWI Committee support)
  • Achievable
Projects or programs must also meet at least one of the following recommended goals or characteristics:
  • Culturally inclusive
  • Creating a legacy for the future
  • Commemorative
  • Engaging and inspiring to youth and young adults
  • Educational

All requests for endorsement must be submitted to WorldWarICentennial@iara.in.gov

Exclusion Clause:

Please note that the Indiana WWI Centennial Committee will not consider endorsing the following:

  • For-profit ventures (The Indiana WWI Centennial Committee may consider entering into a licensing, program or partnership or sponsorship agreement for use of the Indiana Centennial WWI logo. Please contact the Indiana WWI Centennial Committee for more information.)
  • Political individuals or organizations


Submit An Application

All requests for endorsement must be submitted using the State Form, Application for Endorsement of an Indiana WWI Centennial Project

Instructions:

* Please note: If you are using Google Chrome as your browser and you have the PDF viewing plugin enabled, please right click on the application link and select "Save link as" and then save the form to your computer. You can also complete the MS Word version of the form if having trouble with the PDF.

  1.  Download the Application for Endorsement of an Indiana WWI Centennial Project
         - PDF version: 56290 fill-in.pdf
         - Microsoft Word version: 56290.docx
  2. Fill out and complete the form
  3. Email the form to WorldWarICentennial@iara.in.gov

Once the Indiana WWI Committee has received your application, it will be reviewed at the next Indiana WWI Centennial Committee meeting. 

 

List of Endorsed WWI Projects

Britain, the USA-and Indiana, The Great War in Song

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, Butler University’s Global and Historical Studies program presented “Britain, the USA–and Indiana, The Great War in Song: Popular and Art Songs From and About World War I,” on Wednesday, February 22, at 7:00 PM in the Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall.

Read more: Britain, the USA–and Indiana, The Great War in Song

Greensburg School Corporation Event

Greensburg Community High School (GCHS) students and teachers welcomed the community to a free patriotic presentation intended to commemorate Decatur County's involvement in World War I, and most specifically, its soldiers whose acts of valor performed in the name of freedom helped turn the tide of war.

Read more: Greensburg School Corporation Event

Howard County in World War I

The Howard County Historical Society is asking the community to bring in anything that they might have that would relate to Howard County's involvement in the war such as letters, photos, objects, etc. There will be an exhibit showcasing these items to tell the story of Howard County's involvement in The Great War.

Read more: Howard County in World War I

Miami County Worth Remembering: The Miami County Museum in Peru Indiana is searching for our doughboys, red cross nurses, auxiliary aid workers and doughnut dollies!

On the Miami County Courthouse square in Peru, Indiana stands a Doughboy statue. Dedicated on November 11, 1930, it honors all of those who served during World War I from Miami County. On the limestone base of the statue is mounted a brass plaque engraved with 17 names of Miami County Gold Star veterans who died for their country during the Great War. They have been remembered, much more have not.

Read more: Miami County Indiana Worth Remembering: Celebrating the Times and Saluting Our Veterans of World...

"WW 1 Centennial Event at the Soldiers Monument

On the day of the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I, a county-wide ceremony was held on the courthouse lawn in Delphi, Indiana. A wreath was laid at the base of the 1882 Civil War Monument in honor of the veterans of that war.

Read more: WW 1 Centennial Event at the Soldiers Monument

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Contact

Sam Alderfer, Director of Communications
Indiana Archives and Records Administration
salderfer@iara.in.gov
317-232-4530

Next Meeting

Indiana World War I Centennial Committee Meeting

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Indiana War Memorial - Woodfill Memorial Room
    431 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Next Event

Alex Arch Commemoration

  • Please join us as we remember and honor WWI hero Sergeant Alexander Louis Arch who fired the first American shot of the war.

    - Monday, October 23, 2017
    - 5 p.m., EDT
    - Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
    - 10776 McKinley Highway, Osceola, Indiana 56561

  • Learn more here: Alex Arch Commemoration

Indiana World War I Centennial Committee

Leadership

  • Chairperson
    Jim Corridan
    Indiana Archives and Records Administration
  • Vice Chair
    Jim Osborne
    Indiana Military Museum
  • Executive Director
    Brig. Gen. Stewart Goodwin
    Indiana War Memorial

Committee Members

  • Bruce Blomberg
    Indiana Department of Education
  • Hannah Brown
    Governor's Office
  • Jim Brown
    Indiana Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • Wayne Eells
    Sons of the American Revolution
  • Katherine Gould
    Indiana State Museum
  • Gerald Hadley
    Indiana National Guard
  • Elizabeth Howard
    Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Dr. Dan Murphy
    Hanover College
  • Lauren Patton
    Indiana State Library
  • Johnathan Pickett
    Department of Indiana, American Legion
  • Jo Ann Remender
    Salvation Army
  • Dr. Lawrence Sondhaus
    University of Indianapolis
  • Dr. Kathleen A. Tobin
    Indiana Association of Historians
  • Major Bob Webster
    Salvation Army