Why do we place bricks?

When men and women protect our freedom, will we stand ready to place a marker of their courage and strength?

Bricks of Honor are permanent tributes that honor the memory of an individual veteran. All the bricks are located on the circle surrounding the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Monument.

Your contribution provides a visual demonstration of your commitment to the brave men and women who have guarded our freedom for generations.

A brick can be purchased for $100. Each brick represents a tax deductible charitable contribution. It will be engraved with the service member’s name, rank, branch of service and dates of service. Bricks are prepared and installed on a quarterly basis, as weather permits.

Reserve a Brick

Any past or present member of any American military branch with honorable service is eligible to have a brick placed commemorating their service. Bricks may be purchased by anyone or any organization.

Bricks are specially protected, ensuring that engravings make a lasting impression throughout time.

You may request the location on the circle where you would like the brick before it is placed.

Friends and family can participate in a pre-scheduled ceremony in downtown Indianapolis, when the brick is installed.

Replicas of Bricks of Honor may be purchased for $50. Replica bricks serve as mementos for service member families and provide a constant reminder of the brick set on the circle.

About the Foundation

Indianapolis devotes more public space to honoring the service and sacrifice of veterans of the armed forces than any other U.S. city. Only Washington, D.C. has more veterans’ monuments.

The Indiana War Memorials Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, maintains and expands support for the enhancement of museum exhibits and new projects to better tell the stories of American veterans, including the restoration of the War Memorials’ irreplaceable collection of Indiana Civil War regimental battle flags.

It supports two museums and three parks on 25 acres in downtown Indianapolis filled with statuary, sculpture, monuments, and fountains honoring American veterans.