There are three state war memorials located at Oak Ridge Cemetery. They commemorate the Illinois lives lost in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
The hours that these memorials are open to the public are:
April 1st thru August 31st: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
September 1st thru March 31st: 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
World War II Memorial
The Memorial Association was founded in 1999 and in 2000 was chartered as a not-for-profit organization (501C3). The Memorial was constructed to honor the 987,000 men and women from the State of Illinois who served our country during World War II. 22,000 Illinois citizens gave their lives in pursuit of liberty. The Memorial was officially dedicated on December 4, 2004.
For more information on the State's World War II memorial, click HERE.
Vietnam War Memorial
For more information on the State's Vietnam War Memorial, click HERE.
The Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial, dedicated in 1988, honors the almost 3,000 Illinoisans killed or listed as missing in action during the Vietnam War.
Korean War Memorial
The Korean War State Memorial, honoring 1,748 Illinoisans killed during the 1950-1953 Korean War, was dedicated on June 16, 1996.
For more information on the State's Korean War Memorial, click HERE.