Indiana Remembers: A Memorial to Indiana's Child Victims of Violence
For several years, Richard operated "One Million Acres," a global memorial for child victims of violence that tracked thousands of children who had died as a result of violence worldwide. As he wheeled around Monument Circle on his 30th Anniversary Tenderness Tour in 2019, Richard realized that rather than simply having a list of names he wanted to devote himself to truly honoring the memory of children lost to violence. As so much of his efforts in recent years have been devoted exclusively to his home state of Indiana, he decided to set aside One Million Acres and to focus his efforts exclusively on Indiana. "Indiana Remembers" is a memorial project devoted to Indiana's children who have died as a result of violence since Indiana became a state on December 11, 1816.
Each child will have a memorial page and Richard is working on starting a podcast to support this project. In the near future, a mural project will also be announced. Richard's vision is that Indiana Remembers will not just list child victims of violence but that it will truly honor their memories.
As reporting has changed drastically over the years, your contributions are welcome and reports of incorrect information are appreciated (with verification, of course).
A MEMORIAL FOR INDIANA CHILDREN & YOUTH HOMICIDE VICTIMS
Years Prior to 2021