Liberty Plaza Project: American Monument to the Fallen
The up-and-coming community of Fishers, Indiana, a suburb of state capital Indianapolis, will shortly unveil a striking city monument in celebration of liberty and honoring those who help preserve it.
Spearheaded by the Fishers Chamber of Commerce interior organization, the Economic & Community Development Commission, the Fishers Liberty Plaza Project is set for completion by the end of 2009. The large, walkable monument will be located directly in front of Fishers Town Hall on the same lawn where many community events and festivals take place, such as the Fishers Summer Concert Series.
The structure of the monument is built on a graceful spiral of rectangular blocks that rise up in ever increasing heights from a large round base. Perched on the top of the highest element is a golden eagle; an American flag soars overhead on a large flagpole.
Fishers is a remarkably fast-growing town where the annual Fishers Freedom Festival attracts not only locals, but thousands of residents from other Indy satellite cities, such as Noblesville to the north, Lawrence to the south and Carmel to the west. How appropriate that the community is coming together to subsidize a permanent memorial to liberty.
When all is said and done, the large monument will have cost about $350,000. Funds for the Liberty Plaza Project are coming in from every direction of the town, from Fishers businesses to non-profit organizations and individuals. All are inspired by the monument itself, as well as the opportunity to create a lasting tribute from the entire Fishers community to those who have served in the cause of liberty, both close at home and abroad.
For more information on the Liberty Plaza Project, please visit the Fishers Economic & Community Development Commission homepage.
Liberty Plaza Project
Fishers Economic & Community Development Commission
11601 Municipal Dr
PO Box 353
Fishers, IN 46038
Fax: 317. 578.1097