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Indiana War Memorial

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The War Memorials Commission was created by the Legislature in 1923 with the mission of designing, building and subsequently operating the Indiana War Memorial Plaza. The Commission was also given the task of managing the Soldiers & Sailors Monument. Today the Commission is responsible for the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument, University Park, the World Wars Memorial, Veteran's Memorial; Plaza, the Vietnam and Korean Wars Memorial, American Legion Mall and the USS Indianapolis National Memorial.

By statute, the commission consists of one commissioner from each of the state's nine congressional districts, appointed by the Governor to three year terms, all must be veterans of one of the armed services. Currently, the commission is constituted as follows:

  • 1st Congressional District:
    Vacant 
  • 2nd Congressional District: 
    Vacant
  • 3rd Congressional District: 
    Chad Banks, Columbia City, Indiana
  • 4th Congressional District: 
    Carol Mutter, President IWMC, Brownsburg, Indiana 
  • 5th Congressional District: 
    Oscar Gutierrez, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 6th Congressional District:
    Jerry Griffis, Muncie, Indiana
  • 7th Congressional District:
    Raymond Shearer, Vice President IWMC, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 8th Congressional District:
    Luther Nixon, Evansville, Indiana
  • 9th Congressional District: 
    J. Davisson, Salem, Indiana