Local News

News > Local News > "Over There": Indiana Marches off to Serve in World War I

"Over There": Indiana Marches off to Serve in World War I

Photos from across the state, taken between 1917 and 1919.

INDIANAPOLIS -- On April 6, 1917, the United States entered World War I. As it does today, the state of Indiana answered our nation's call to service.

"Few states have answered the way Indiana has. In fact, every time our freedom has been challenged, we have answered that call to protect it," Governor Eric Holcomb said on Thursday at the Indiana War Memorial.

Check out this collection of images from the Indiana State Library, showing Hoosiers as they marched off to war--and as they came back. 

Over There: Indiana Marches in to World War I

1 of 10
Servicemembers Boarding Train in Jeffersonville
Photo by: 
No Copyright Information Available/Public Domain
Soldiers of the 2nd Indian Infantry boarding trains at Jeffersonville, Indiana heading for Camp Shelby, Mississippi during World War I.

Note: These images have no known copyright. The Indiana State Library, which made these photographs available for download, reasonably believes that the Item is not restricted by copyright or related rights, but a conclusive determination could not be made. 

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Solving a shortage of affordable housing could save tax dollars in a variety of other programs...
WASHINGTON- -A biography of Mike Pence detailing how he ended up alongside President Trump will be in stores soon...