October 6, 2021

Historical marker recognizes The American Legion’s first national headquarters building

Indiana War Memorials Plaza

Indiana War Memorials Plaza

A new state of Indiana historical marker commemorates the American Legion’s first national
headquarters building on north Meridian Street in downtown Indianapolis.

American Legion Deputy Director of communications, John Raughter, said the marker is on the grounds of the Indiana War Memorials Plaza, and will give visitors a glimpse of the organization’s contributions to the nation in its first 25 years.

“The American Legion was a very young organization when it moved into the Meridian Street building. The marker notes the tremendous leadership, the history and the importance of the meetings that were discussed there,” Raughter said.

The building is now the newly renovated and modernized home of the Indiana Veterans Center, which provides services for Hoosiers who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and for their families. The current American Legion National Headquarters has been located on 700 N. Pennsylvania Street since 1950.

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