Freedom has a cost

Our mission is to make sure it’s remembered

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Memorial Brick

What better way to Remember Your Veteran.

Coming Soon

Racers Air Plaza

In an ambitious and heartwarming effort to honor aviation history and those who paved the way for modern flight, the Veterans Memorial Park (VMP) is in the process of creating a remarkable new space: the Racers Air Plaza. This innovative plaza is set to be a sanctuary of history, reflection, and education, promising a unique blend of leisure and learning for all ages.

Project Goals

Honor
Educate
Inspire
Remember

Project Timeline

  • Winter 2024 – Fundraising
  • Spring-Summer 2024 – Design Phase
  • Fall 2024-Winter 2025 – Construction
  • Spring 2025 – Open to the Public

honesty, integrity, and respect for all

HISTORY

Established in 2010 by a group of veterans, Vigo County Veterans Memorial Park (VMP) has been dedicated to serving the veteran community for over a decade. While our team has expanded, our commitment to our mission remains unwavering.

Nestled at the crossroads of Wabash and Brown Avenue on the vibrant east side of Terre Haute, this location whispers tales of a rich and profound history. From its early days as Pre-Civil War Fairgrounds to serving as a sanctuary for Union soldiers, this ground has been a witness to transformation and resilience. It has been the heart of a celebrated horse-racing track, a professional baseball complex in the 1920s that stood as a colossus rivaling the grandeur of Yankee Stadium, and a spirited university football complex.

Embraced by a one-mile trail that echoes the contours of Indiana itself, the site is a living testament to the state’s natural beauty, adorned with a stunning array of native trees. A corner of this historic canvas is illuminated by a distinctive sculpture, a masterpiece provided by Artscapes Inc., adding a touch of artistic grace. Vigo County Veterans Memorial Park (VMP) has lovingly scattered memorial bricks along the pathways, leading souls toward the majestic Memorial Arch. With plans to further enrich this sacred ground with additional tributes, the park aims to keep the flames of honor and remembrance for our veterans burning bright. Here, amidst the whispers of history and the embrace of community pride, stands a beacon of inspiration, a place where every stone, tree, and path tells a story of courage, sacrifice, and the unyielding spirit of humanity.

At Vigo County Veterans Memorial Park, our values are at the core of everything we do. We believe in honesty, integrity, and respect for all. We are committed to serving our clients with compassion and empathy.

Remembering those who came before us

Our Park

  • “Your training has prepared you, your honor will guide you. You believe in America, and America believes in you.”

    -President George W. Bush

Remembering those who came before us

Our Park

Park

A one-mile trail (The Indiana Mile) in the shape of Indiana encircles the site. The Vigo County Veterans Memorial Park has incorporated memorial bricks along the pathways and leading up to the Memorial Arch, with plans for many more future memorials to honor our veterans.

Excercise & Art

As you explore The Indiana Mile, you will come across our Tree Sculpture provided by Artscapes Inc. The artist, Mark Wallis, drew inspiration from the grandeur of the football stadium, the open and expansive nature of the surrounding area, and the 101 indigenous trees planted by Trees Inc. The sculpture is designed to draw attention to and honor these trees.

History

The location at Wabash and Brown Avenue on the east side of Terre Haute is a truly unique space. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to engage with military history and memorials that encourage reflection on the sacrifices that have contributed to our freedom.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Donate & Get Stuff

  • Memorial Brick

    $150.00

  • Freedom Isn’t Free T-Shirt

    $30.00

  • Veterans Memorial Park Shirt

    $30.00

  • Veteran Flag

    $30.00

STORIES MATTER

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  • “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

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