Committee to Study Renaming Indy Airport for Weir Cook '16
June 22, 2008
June 22, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - "I think it is appropriate for a matter this important to be given careful consideration, and that is what we intend to do," says Randall Tobias, president of the Indianapolis Airport Authority board. Tobias has appointed a committee to study a proposal to once again name the city's airport for H. Weir Cook, a member of DePauw University's Class of 1916 and military hero. The Associated Press provides an update on the ongoing debate.
Veterans have been calling on the city to reconsider the name as Indianapolis prepares to open a new, $1 billion airport in October. The current Indianapolis airport was named after Lt. Cook in 1944, a year after he was killed during a training exercise. The name was changed in 1976 to Indianapolis International Airport.
The committee appointed by Tobias will examine "potential costs and possible naming options and report back for the board's July 18 meeting," reports AP.Back