Veterans Hall of Fame calls for 2017 class nominations
The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame (IMVHOF) is calling for nominations for its fourth class of veteran honorees.
The not-for-profit organization honors Hoosier veterans for service during and after active duty. To date, the IMVHOF has recognized 46 men and women for their outstanding military and civilian service.
Up to 15 veterans will be honored for military service achievements and/or community contributions.
To be eligible, a nominee must meet any of the following criteria:
• Born in Indiana
• Entered military service in Indiana
• Lived in Indiana for a minimum of eight years
U.S. Armed Forces members of all branches, all ages, living or deceased, males and females will be considered equally. The induction ceremony will take place on Nov. 3 at the garrison at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Lawrence, IN.
A complete nomination packet and any criteria for those submitted can be found at imvhof.com/nominate. Nominations will be accepted until the end of the day on Aug. 1.
The IMVHOF broke ground for the construction of a permanent building on Sept. 11, 2016 on site near the American Legion’s Department of Indiana headquarters in Lawrence. The building will pay tribute to all five branches of the military and recognize veterans who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The IMVHOF has partnered with Indiana credit unions to raise funds for construction and plans to begin building this spring.
Tax-deductible donations can be made via check or money order, should be made payable to IMVHOF and sent to IMVHOF, P.O. Box 269098, Indianapolis, IN 46226. Online donations can also be made at www.imvhof.com.