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Indiana closes monument for repairs

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Indiana says it's closing the Soldiers' and Sailors monument in downtown Indianapolis until November for repairs.

The Indiana Department of Administration announced Thursday that the centerpiece of Monument Circle is being fenced off starting next Wednesday.

The agency says the purpose of the project is to repair the joints and connections of the bronze Victory statue that tops the monument. It says crews also will repair the steel structural support for the statue, add support components and fix cracks and water damage to the limestone eagles below the monument's observation deck.

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  • My God they Do care!
    The democrats of Bloomington Left the Vietnam Memorial outside the courthouse in dis repair for Years, It has a dedication Plaque date on it as Sept 11th 1991. It was not till 2009-2010 was it repaired Not restored an Added on to, it was Left Gutted pisser for Drunk IU Kids!? it was even in dis repair when Obama Came to town!

    Many Asked for it to be Fixed for a Long time over 10 years?

    County Commissioner Patrick Stoffers Stated accomplishments for the current County Council thru Lies!County Commissioner Patrick Stoffers listed accomplishments made by the current County Council, including renovations of county facilities,

    {{the creation of the Vietnam Memorial outside the courthouse}}}, and an energy conservation policy


    Pictures of it on FaceBook

    http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=78062
  • First things first
    This is a good idea---AFTER the streets are fixed. They are dangerous with all the potholes. I was almost hit today by someone dodging a deep one.
  • Meanwhile the State Archives leaks...
    Wonderful news for the monument, but a tribute to all Hoosiers would be to preserve their records from water and potential tornado damage. Invaluable state records, including those of the veterans the Soldiers and Sailors Monument is dedicated to, are at risk in a building that was never intended to be an archive. Hoosiers deserve better. They should demand a new building or at least a move to the old durable City Hall, which has room to expand with a modern structure beside it when the economy improves.

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  1. Now if he'd just stay there...

  2. Daniel - what about the many US citizens who do NOT follow what the Bible teaches? The Hindus, Jews, Muslims and others who are all American citizens entitled to all rights as Americans?? This issue has NOTHING to do with "What the Bible says..." Keep all Churches separate from State! Pence's ongoing idiocy continues to make Indiana look like a backwards, homophobic state in the eyes of our nation. Can't we move on to bigger issues - like educating our kids?

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  4. Joe ... Marriage is defined in the Bible ... it is mentioned in the Bible often. Marriage is not mentioned once in the US or Indiana Constitution ...

  5. Daniel - Educate me please: what does the Bible have to do with laws? If the government wasn't in the business of marriage to begin with, then it wouldn't have to "define" marriage at all. Marriage could be left as a personal, religious, or otherwise unregulated action, with no ties to taxes, legal status, etc. Then people could marry whomever they want, and all this silliness would go away. Remember to vote Libertarian in November.

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