Indiana State Museum wants to Honor Your Hoosier Hero

Warren Bandy; July 1942 - January 1946; U.S. Navy; Terre Haute, Ind.; submitted by Ken Bandy

Warren Bandy; July 1942 - January 1946; U.S. Navy; Terre Haute, Ind.; submitted by Ken Bandy.

We’re working on a Veterans Day project and we need your contribution. Last year, we introduced a new component to our Veterans Day celebration that consisted of a community photo mural. We sent a call out for photos of Hoosier veterans and active military personnel and then turned those photos into magnets that were displayed on a giant Heroes from the Heartland display board. Visitors to the Museum could turn the photo over to find out about the person featured. We received photos from across the state and as far away as Afghanistan.

This year, the program has been expanded. Instead of four days, the community photo mural will be displayed from Nov. 1 through 11. We have also decided to accept electronic photos this year in lieu of physical copies. Photos will be accepted from today until Sept. 30. Due to limited space, we will only be able to post the first 300 photos received and we are limiting photos to one per person (meaning that you can submit more than one photo, but they have to be of different people).

In addition, from Nov. 1 through 11 the Indiana State Museum is offering FREE ADMISSION to veterans and active military personnel and discounted admission to their families. Closer to November, we will update the blog with more information about music and demonstrations we will offer as part of our Veterans Day celebration.

Heroes from the Heartland

  • Photos accepted electronically until Sept. 30
  • Community photo mural displayed Nov. 1 – 11, 2009.
  • E-mail photos to:

The first 300 photos will be displayed on the community photo mural and on the Indiana State Museum Facebook Fan page and Flickr Heroes from the Heartland Group.

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