Final Phase - Life Size Bronze Statue, Col. H. Weir Cook


Weir Cook Memorial Project
Christy Broady

Project Chairman
The Military/Veterans Coalition of Indiana
Major General Robert Nester, USAF Retired

Fund Raising Chairman
The Military/Veterans Coalition of Indiana
Brigadier General Jim Bauerle, USA Retired

The Military/Veterans Coalition of Indiana -
LTC Ron Martin, USA Retired
 We are military, veterans and uniformed-service organizations that promote:
• Military awareness and advocacy throughout Indiana.
• Commitment to the maintenance of a strong national defense
as provided by the dedicated, skilled and highly capable personnel
of the uniformed services to include the Reserve components.
• The interests of Indiana military, veterans, their families and survivors by
promoting and supporting efforts to retain and improve levels of
compensation, entitlements, readiness, retention and other benefits
within the State.
• Support of programs to educate the public on the extraordinary demand
and sacrifices associated with military service and the accomplishments
of our military members.
• Events and service for service members, veterans, and their family
members within the State.

We are a 501(C)(3) organization.

The Military/Veterans Coalition of Indiana and the Weir Cook Memorial Project is raising
funds to build and install a bronze statue 7 feet tall placed on an engraved pedestal made from Indiana limestone.

The location will be in the upper level at the front of the airport entrance. There will be a wayside on each side of the statue that will provide additional information about Col. Cook.  

The sculptor for the Weir Cook statue is Bill Wolfe who is from Terra Haute, IN. The foundry doing the casting is Sincerus, which is located in Indianapolis, IN. Some of the works completed by Bill Wolfe are: Carmel Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial in Webster, MA, Navy V-12 Memorial at Indiana State University, Korean War memorial at Vigo County Court House in Terre Haute

In his honor, the Indianapolis Municipal Airport was renamed Weir Cook Municipal Airport and in
1944 a Liberty ship was named H. Weir Cook. Weir Cook Municipal Airport was renamed Indianapolis International Airport in 1976. Due to the active lobbying by veterans’ groups, the newly constructed terminal building of the airport and the Express Drive were named after him on October 28, 2008.

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