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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: Tthe 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

 

Hoosiers at War Exhibition

The Indiana State Library's "Hoosiers at War" exhibition showcases publications, correspondence, diaries, photographs, and other materials detailing the experiences of Hoosiers during World War I, both at home and abroad.

Read more: Hoosiers at War Exhibition

 

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

 

In Service of Mercy: Evansville's WWI Nurses

In honor of the World War I Centennial, the Vanderburgh County Clerk's Office is researching and compiling the biographies on each remarkable woman who served as a WWI nurse from Vanderburgh County.

Read more: In Service of Mercy: Evansville's WWI Nurses

 

Poppy Field

This project will create one poppy for every WWI veteran with Miami county ties. They are to be placed in the Courthouse lawn around the Doughboy statue between November 1 and November 10.

Families are invited to place a poppy in honor of their soldier and so remember them with us on November 10. 

Read more: Poppy Field

 

Re-dedication of the restored WWI "Doughboy" Monument

This project, beginning in November 2017,  will clean and repair the WWI Doughboy monument and finally place it in a more visible location, surrounded by flags of each military division, with the American flag towering over all. The $35,000 plaza memorial will be rededicated on Veterans' Day, November 11, 2018.

Read more: Re-dedication of the restored WWI "Doughboy" Monument

 

Samuel Woodfill Bust

The Jefferson County Veterans Council will commission a bronze bust of Samuel Woodfill designed to be placed on a memorial or sited within the Jefferson County Courthouse.

Read more: Samuel Woodfill Bust

 

Samuel Woodfill Cemetery Memorial

The Jefferson County Veterans Council will place a gray granite (with black granite insert) memorial in Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery where Samuel Woodfill as originally interred before being removed to Arlington National Cemetery four years later.

Read more: Samuel Woodfill Cemetery Memorial

 

Samuel Woodfill’s Life: A Lecture

This study traces Sam Woodfill’s life from his birth in 1883 near Bryantsburg, IN to his burial as a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient for WWI at Arlington Cemetery.

Read more: Samuel Woodfill’s Life: A Lecture

 

War and the Human Heart

“War and the Human Heart” is a concert event on November 11, 2018, exploring war and honoring veterans and their experiences, commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day, including music, film and audio clips, images, readings and narration.

Read more: War and the Human Heart Concert Event

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Contact

WorldWarICentennial@iara.in.gov

Indiana World War I Centennial Committee

Leadership

  • Co-Chairs
    Brig. Gen. Stewart Goodwin
    Indiana War Memorial
    Jim Brown
    Indiana Department of Veteran's Affairs

  • Vice Chair
    Jim Osborne
    Indiana Military Museum

Committee Members

  • 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. Kathleen A. Tobin
  • Indiana Association of Historians
  • Major Bob Webster
    Salvation Army

Staff

  • Marilyn Fernandez
    Indiana Archives and Records Administration
  • Jennifer Hodge
    Indiana Archives and Records Administration

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