A Final Salute - War Memorial Dedication

10/20/18 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10 AM – 11:30 AM

324 Main St, Peoria, IL 61602-1314, United States


Please join us in dedicating the Peoria County Veteran's Memorial A FINAL SALUTE on Saturday, October 20 at 10 am in the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza. Our keynote speaker will be Retired Lt. Col. Harold A. (Hal) Fritz, US Army Vietnam Veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient.

Thousands of Peoria area citizens have served in the United States Military since World War II. In numerous wars and conflicts, Peoria's men and women have answered their country's call to service. And 106 Peoria County citizens gave their lives in defense of Country during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The Peoria County Veterans Memorial will be a fitting addition to the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza. It will be a place for visitors to reflect and reconnect with history. It will also provide a quiet place of peace and serenity; a fitting tribute to the Citizens of Peoria we wish to honor.

The design of the memorial will allow for a listing of the 106 names of the fallen from Peoria County during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The memorial design will also allow additional names to be engraved if necessary - as well as providing a brief history of the many conflicts and wars from Korea to the present and beyond. The memorial will be guarded by three bronze statues of individual soldiers in a vision of soldiers on patrol. The memorial will be located on the center section of the courthouse plaza facing Adams Street, between the Soldiers and Sailors Monument and the World Wars I and II Memorial. 

Find out more about the memorial at http://peoriacounty.org/720/A-Final-Salute

Location: Peoria River Front Association