"It's incredible to think that The Living Monuments will now reside in a city with such a rich military tradition and strong culture of honoring veterans."
INDIANAPOLIS (PRWEB) December 10, 2019
The city of Indianapolis continues its rich tradition of honoring our nation's military veterans with the official dedication of The Living Monuments in downtown Indianapolis on Dec. 13, 2019. Carved from Indiana limestone, The Living Monuments project celebrates the commitment and generosity of the men and women who dedicate their lives to serving America, while saluting the diversity and strength of these heroes.
The Living Monuments will be located on the grounds of the world-renowned Soldiers and Sailors Monument, and at just 2-ft tall and 5-ft wide, it was created to serve as both an independent marker as well as a podium in which individuals can stand and interact with the memorial.
"The Living Monuments truly complements our existing memorials and monuments, and we could not be more thrilled to have this new addition as a way to celebrate the courage of the 400,000 veterans in Indiana," said Brig. Gen. Stewart Goodwin, executive director of the Indiana War Memorials Commission. "Considering the meaning behind the monument, the engagement potential with visitors to downtown Indianapolis and the heritage of the natural stone, it is really a perfect fit for our landscape."
Photos taken with The Living Monuments and shared on social media using the hashtag #LivingMonumentsIndy will help generate a donation to the Indiana War Memorial Foundation.
Polycor Inc., the world's largest natural stone quarrier, who recently merged with Bloomington, Indiana-based, Indiana Limestone Company, was the catalyst behind The Living Monuments.
"The Living Monuments began as an avenue to recognize and celebrate our veteran employees and to thank them for their sacrifice and commitment to our nation," said Matt Howard, President, Polycor West. "It's incredible to think that The Living Monuments will now reside in a city with such a rich military tradition and strong culture of honoring veterans. We couldn't be happier."
With 25 acres filled with a museum, three parks and various monuments and memorials, Indianapolis ranks first in the nation in the number of acres dedicated to honoring veterans, and second only to Washington D.C. in the number of monuments.
The public is invited to join the dedication ceremony for The Living Monuments, which takes place December 13, 2019 at 1 pm on the Soldiers and Sailors Monument.
About Polycor Inc.
Polycor Inc. is the world's leading natural stone quarrier and its core mission is to make people fall in love with natural stone. Their world-class reputation comes from a great legacy of stone work on historical landmarks, institutional, commercial and residential projects. Founded in Québec City (Canada) in 1987, the company now employs nearly 1,200 people and owns over 50 quarries and 18 manufacturing plants across North America and Europe. For more information, visit their website or follow their social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.