Remembering 9/11 in Indianapolis

Downtown Indianapolis has artifacts from the 9/11 attacks to honor those whose lives were lost.

Indiana 9/11 Memorial downtown

The 9/11 Memorial in downtown Indianapolis was established in 2010 when the artifacts from Ground Zero became available for communities to create permanent local memorials.

Photo by Indiana War Memorials

Never forget. Today, we remember Sept. 11, 2001 — a day that continues to impact lives 22 years later.

If you’re downtown, there are a couple spots where you can stop for a moment of silence to honor those who lost their lives.

The Indiana 9/11 Memorial next to Indianapolis Fire Station 13 along the Canal was established in 2010 + was expanded for the 20th anniversary in 2021.

It features:

  • Two 11,000-pound beams from the Twin Towers
  • A life-sized American Bald Eagle sculpture atop one of the beams, facing east toward New York City
  • A pair of six-ft-tall black granite walls inscribed with remembrances of the events in New York City, Washington, DC, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania
  • A stone that was part of the wall from the Pentagon that was damaged in the attack
  • A survivor tree grown from a tree found at the bottom of the rubble at Ground Zero
  • A military monument in honor of the nine Hoosiers whose lives were lost on 9/11
  • A “Never Forget” wall made from Indiana limestone, overlooking the White River Canal

The memorial site is open from dawn to dusk and is free to visit.
Tonight, there will also be a “Shining A Light” tribute on Monument Circle that will repeat three times at 9, 10, and 11 p.m.

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