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PRO PATRIA
INDIANAPOLIS WAR MEMORIAL
431 NORTH MERIDIAN STREET
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Henry Hering's bronze sculpture "Pro Patria" is located on the south steps of the Indianapolis War Memorial. Com- pleted in 1929, the figure is draped in an American Flag and reaches skyward for the Olive Branch of Peace. It is 24' tall and was, at the time, the largest sculpted bronze casting ever made in America.  

Hering stated "I have attempted to embody in this memorial, the spirit rather than material concept of a soldier-- to give the figure an expression of all there is in humanity of aspiration, of valor, renunciation, and the perpetuation of the memory of the patriot fighting for the right. I include peace also, for the left hand raised in exultation also may snatch the olive branch."

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