Chicago Remembers, a War Memorial

Chicago Remembers, a War Memorial (HM2HL6)

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N 41° 53.228', W 87° 37.633'

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This memorial is dedicated to all veterans of the armed forces who served in Viet Nam. It replaces the former memorial and reflecting pool located on Wacker Drive that had been dedicated by Mayor Jane M. Byrne on November 11, 1982. The inscribed stones from that memorial have been incorporated in this plaza and a plaque from the Vietnamese Community of Illinois faces the original memorial location.

The engraved service emblems recognize the branches of the armed forces, which served in Vietnam. Logos of support agencies that aided our troops, so far from home, show appreciation for their commitment to the members of the armed forces.

Veterans from the State of Illinois who were killed in action are honored on the name wall chronologically, by year, so that we may never forget their ultimate sacrifice. Those listed after the Vietnam War ended are individuals who died as a result of injuries sustained while serving in Vietnam. In hnor of their families who mourn them. Their date of death was used. POW-MIAs are indicated with a + and listed by the date they became missing. The timeline in front of the name-wall reflects historic events as well as significant battles during the Vietnam War.

The sculpture of the Vietnam Service Medal in the waterwall commemorates Vietnam Veterans who served their country and

the people of South Vietnam. It was designed by artist Gary Tillery, a Vietnam Veteran.

Special appreciation is extended to the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations Advisory Council on Veterans Affairs for their participation in the design of this memorial and their continued commitment and dedication to public service and the Vietnam Community of the City of Chicago.
HM NumberHM2HL6
Year Placed2005
Placed ByCity of Chicago Chicago Department of Transportation
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Date Added Friday, June 7th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 447963 N 4637435
Decimal Degrees41.88713333, -87.62721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 53.228', W 87° 37.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 53' 13.68" N, 87° 37' 37.98" W
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