“I am calling upon the Department of Veterans Affairs to halt their efforts to develop the site. My dream would be for these Woods to become part of the City?s park system?one that is an enduring,monument to our fallen heroes and one that preserves sacred ground that has been undisturbed for hundreds of years? said Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett in a March 8, 2017 statement.
Construction has begun on site. We are calling on U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly to echo the sentiments of Mayor Hogsett and demand that U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David Shulkin preserve the Crown Hill North Forest and choose a suitable alternative site that more appropriately honors our veterans.
Join veterans, neighbors, scientists, and school children alike in a peaceful assembly for the Crown Hill North Forest. Work has ostensibly commenced on the site, but, as we say, if the woods are still standing it is NOT TOO LATE to save this irreplaceable forest.
Write Indiana Forest Alliance if you are interested in speaking at this event. We would love to hear what the Crown Hill North Forst means to you!
DIRECTIONS: Please enter Crown Hill Cemetery through the Clarendon Road entrance, about 100 yards North of 38th Street, and go to the right around the parking lot and to the North of Crown Hill Cemetery by the woods. Park well over to the right side of the road to allow for traffic to go by. Spill over parking can occur along the shoulder of Clarendon Road.
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