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A view of the Indianapolis War Memorial and the Fountain in University Park.

About the Memorial: (http://indiana-war-memorials.visit-indianapolis.com/) "Due to a number of delays this building was under construction from 1926 until 1965 when it was finally completed. The Memorial building sits on a city block that is raised above street level and the building itself rises some 210 feet in the air. From the double leaf bronze doors, the roof topped by a lantern and the vertical mass of the shrine with six columns per side - makes for a very impressive structure. On the south steps, facing University Park, the Pro Patria bronze sculpture "for country" stands on a pink granite base and is some 24 foot tall. In 1929, when the sculpture was set into place, it was the largest sculptured bronze casting ever made in America. The sculpture, by Henry Hering, features a young man draped in an American flag reaching heavenward. The interior of the War Memorial building has three main floors. The upper level is the Shrine Room which is made up of materials from all over the world, symbolizing peace and unity and is symbolic of the world wide nature of World War I. The building also houses administrative offices, two 75-seat meeting rooms, the Pershing Auditorium which seats 500 (which are all available for public use) and a Military Museum that portrays the history of Indiana's gallant veterans and a listing of names of all Hoosiers killed or missing in action including Vietnam."

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