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The men pictured in front of the Hoosier Hero Wall above are Vietnam Veterans. They were recognized during the 2012 Honoring Our Heroes Ride. Since that time, it has weighed on our hearts and minds that the men and women who served our country during the Vietnam War did so out of love for, and duty to, our country. Many were just kids ‐ fresh out of school, sent to see and do things we could never imagine. Those who were fortunate enough to return were not given a hero’s welcome and have never received the thanks and honor that they deserve.
Indiana lost 1,532 Hoosiers during the Vietnam Conflict, nine of those lives lost were from Johnson County. It is our desire to construct five pillars at Proctor Park with the names of the 1,532 lives that were lost engraved on them. Families would then be able to travel to Johnson County to honor these heroes and make pencil rubbings of their loved ones names, much like what has been done in Washington, DC. The new Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in the summer of 2014.
In May 2008, Proctor Memorial Park was officially dedicated. Many improvements have been made since those early days and the number of visitors who have enjoyed this community treasure has exceeded our wildest expectations.
We are still taking brick orders to honor those who have served in our armed forces or our communities. Please help us continue our mission to honor and remember all who have served or are currently serving.