World War II Illinois Veterans Memorial

Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1500 Monument Avenue, Springfield
217/782-2717

Open:

7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. September through March
7 a.m. - 8 p.m. April through August

NOTE ANDROID USERS ONLY:  The donation payment processing function in the Illinois History mobile application for Android devices is currently down.  Donations are still being processed through the web site at https://www2.illinois.gov/dnrhistoric/Experience/Sites/.  We apologize for the inconvenience. 

 

Teachers in Illinois schools (grades prekindergarten through 12) can apply for grant funds to visit this site on a field trip with their students. Click here for the details.


 

This memorial honors the 987,000 Illinois men and women who served in World War II and the 22,000 who gave their lives. Its focal point is a white 22-ton concrete world globe flanked on two sides by black granite walls. Stainless steel buttons on the globe identify major battles, and quotations from military leaders and Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman are engraved on the walls.​