Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1500 Monument Avenue, Springfield
7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. September through March
7 a.m. - 8 p.m. April through August
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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.