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.
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
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:
Projects or programs must also meet at least one of the following recommended goals or characteristics:
- Open and accessible to the public
- Relevant to Indiana and the state’s WWI Centennial
- Self-funded (without WWI Committee support)
- Culturally inclusive
- Creating a legacy for the future
- Engaging and inspiring to youth and young adults
All requests for endorsement must be submitted to WorldWarICentennial@iara.in.gov.
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
* 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.
- Download the Application for Endorsement of an Indiana WWI Centennial Project
- PDF version: 56290 fill-in.pdf
- Microsoft Word version: 56290.docx
- Fill out and complete the form
- 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
Honor & Remember Sergeant Alexander Louis Arch
The Schuyler Colfax Chapter, NSDAR hosted a memorial service honoring Hoosier World War I hero Sgt. Alexander L. Arch on October 23, 2017, in Osceola, Indiana.
Read more: Honor & Remember Sergeant Alexander Louis Arch
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
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
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
Jefferson County Veterans Banner Project
The Jefferson County Veterans Project honors local veterans and active service personnel by placing banners on light poles honoring their service.
Read more: Jefferson County Veterans Banner Project
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...
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