Indianapolis, IN
United States
Crown Hill Cemetery, 700 West 38th Street, Northeast corner of section 90 Indiana AIDS Memorial since 29 October 2000
138 names
Indiana AIDS Memorial

The Indiana AIDS Memorial at Crown Hill Cemetery is a permanent memorial dedicated in October 2000 to the thousands of lives lost to the AIDS epidemic. Situated in a beautiful wooded area in the older part of the cemetery, in the northeast corner of section 90 of Crown Hill Cemetery, the memorial is surrounded by historic headstones and other artifacts that date back to the late 1800’s. It is a beautiful setting for reflection and remembrance as well as a visual reminder of the impact of the AIDS epidemic.

A series of limestone tablets, each inscribed with the names of people who have died from AIDS, form a semicircle around the memorial. There is a separate tablet for Friends, Family and Those Who Care, for individuals, corporations, and supporters to express their commitment to the fight against HIV. The Indiana AIDS Memorial was re-dedicated on Friday, December 1, 2017 following the completion of $75,000 worth of work to improve access, landscaping, and the overall look of the Memorial. Speakers at the re-dedication included: Indianapolis Mayor Joseph Hogsett; and Keith Norwalk, President of Crown Hill Cemetery.

The cost to have a name inscribed on a tablet is $100 for individuals. Fifty percent of the cost of the inscription is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. In recognition of the recent renovation work at the Indiana AIDS Memorial, The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis is offering a grant to help support the inscription of up to 30 Loved Ones’ names on to the Indiana AIDS Memorial for families and friends of those who have passed due to complication of HIV and cannot afford the $100.00 cost.

Photo (c) The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis

15 December 2017
The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis, Indianapolis