State's Memorials, Monuments Remember Illinois' Veterans
May 26, 2021
By Kevin Barlow
The (Bloomington) Pantagraph
On Monday, monuments and memorials dedicated to those who served in the armed forces in Illinois will serve as the background for events to recognize Memorial Day.
The monuments, which range from big to small and old to new, were built with the purpose of serving as permanent markers. The biggest include stadiums, like Chicago's Soldier Field or Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The smallest includes the recently dedicated memorial in unincorporated Illinois City in Rock Island Count...