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    IPL recognizes National Medal of Honor Day

    IPL donates $1,000 to the National Medal of Honor Foundation IPL recognizes National Medal of Honor Day

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), today commemorates National Medal of Honor Day. The Medal of Honor is the military’s highest award of valor.

    IPL is donating $1,000 to the National Medal of Honor Foundation to have the most recent Medal of Honor recipient’s names added to the Memorial later this spring. The following recipient’s will be honored for their bravery:

    William Shemin, Sergeant, U.S. Army, Date of Action: August 7-9, 1917
    Henry Johnson, Private, U.S. Army, Date of Action: May 15, 1918
    Florent A. Groberg, Captain, U.S. Army, Date of Action: August 8, 2012
    Bennie G. Adkins, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, Date of Action: March 9-12, 1966
    Donald P. Sloat, Specialist Fourth Class, U.S. Army, Date of Action: January 17, 1970
    *Edward C. Byers, Jr., Senior Chief, U.S. Navy, Date of Action: December 8-9, 2012

    IPL is also recognizing National Medal of Honor Day through its window light displays. The American flag will shine on IPL’s 10-story downtown headquarters light display today.

    Since 1999, IPALCO Foundation has led efforts to recognize Medal of Honor recipients and their bravery and has led efforts to recognize Medal of Honor recipients and their bravery. The Medal of Honor Memorial is located along the canal at White River State Park in Downtown Indianapolis across from the Indiana State Museum.

    The Memorial consists of 27 curved blue-green sails, representing 15 major conflicts of the country, dating back to the Civil War. Visitors are encouraged to rub their hands across the glass to feel the embedded names and can hear citations being read through an automated kiosk system.

    Contributions to the Memorial can be made to the IPALCO Foundation at One Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN, 46204.

    *Name will be added to the Memorial in early 2017.


    About Indianapolis Power & Light Company and AES:
    Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), an AES Company, provides retail electric service to more than 480,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Indianapolis, as well as portions of other Central Indiana communities surrounding Marion County. During its long history, IPL has supplied its customers with some of the lowest-cost, most reliable power in the country. For more information about the company, please visit or connect with us at or

    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 17 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 21,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2015 revenues were $15 billion and we own and manage $37 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.

    Media Contact:
    Brandi Davis-Handy
    Indianapolis Power & Light Company
    317.261.8423, pager 317.393.7584  

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