World War II Illinois Veterans Memorial
Backstory and Context
The memorial consists of a central plaza surrounded by Black granite walls and 22-ton, white concrete world globe. The wall is made of stainless steel and identifies the important battles along with quotes from military leaders and presidents; Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. The monument was created through the efforts of the World War II Illinois Veterans Memorial Association which began raising funds and support in the late 1990s.
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