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The Importance of the Military IN Indiana

There may be more military history IN Indiana than you realize. Beginning with the surrender of Fort Sackville during the Revolutionary War to becoming an industrial powerhouse during WWI. You'll find so much to learn IN Indiana!

Indiana has always respected and honored our military and veterans. The sacrifices they made allow people in this nation to enjoy its freedoms. Our capital, Indianapolis, boasts the most dedicated acreage to military sites than any other city in the United States outside of Washington D.C. and the rest of the state has hundreds of military sites filled with history to discover.

Visit Indiana, in partnership with Luke Family of Brands, has made this website to honor our veterans, help visitors learn about the military history IN Indiana, and encourage everyone to visit some of these awe-inspiring sites that honor our military and veterans. Whether you want to visit the military locations near you, learn more about Indiana's historical involvement in a specific conflict, or see all the museums, historical markers, memorials, etc. in the state, this website can help you plan a trip, learn more, and explore all the military locations IN Indiana!


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Indiana Military Facts

As with every state, Indiana is rich with unique and interesting facts about its participation in pinnacle moments throughout the history of the United States. These exciting facts are too numerous to fit all in one spot, but here are a handful of featured facts that may help you feel inspired to learn more about the military history in Indiana.

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According to Visit Indy, Indianapolis devotes “more acreage than any other U.S. city to honoring our nation’s fallen.”

Learn More about Indiana's Place in Pinnacle Moments of History

Indiana has been part of our nation's history since its birth in the Revolutionary War and has had a significant role to play in almost every military conflict leading up to the modern day. From its huge impact in the Civil War to being the stage of political conflicts during the Vietnam War, there is so much to learn about the military history IN Indiana!

War of 1812

In 1811, as tensions with Britain grew over a great many grievances, not the least of which was the…

Civil War

On April 15, 1861, then-President Abraham Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to serve in the…

World War I

Indiana's role in World War I was not one big thing but several smaller things that added up to a…

World War II

According to historian James Madison, “World War II changed everything in Indiana, sometimes…

Korean War

Like most of the country, Indiana's history with the Korean War was a complicated one. While most of…

Vietnam War

The Vietnam War was one of the longest wars in the history of the United States and has been one of…

Veteran Resources

If you are a veteran, we thank you for your service and what you've sacrificed for our country. However, empty gratitude is not part of Hoosier Hospitality. Indiana has tons of resources for you and your family as you transition back to civilian life. Check out the INvets website, which is a nonprofit organization that helps former service members transition to civilian life by connecting them with Indiana employers and resources, or visit our Indiana Veterans Center.

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INvets is a nonprofit organization that helps former service members transition to civilian life by…

Indiana Veterans Center

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Contact our Director of Sports Tourism & Event Planning, Noelle Szydlyk, at nszydlyk@visitindiana.com