- Rebecca Townsend
- The Indiana National Guard's message and tribute to their fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The literal sign of thanks posted at the north side of the Indiana State Fair track stands two stories tall and maybe 50 feet. wide - each letter of the message "Thank you, Indiana" is constructed of more than 5,000 Indiana National Guard uniform name tapes. Nestled at the bottom left side of the sign is a white flag constructed of 200+ white name tapes - the fallen. The soldiers welcome all Hoosiers to bring a memento or token to leave at the display.