Skip to main content
Shedd Aquarium

Effingham County Veteran's Memorial

130 East Jefferson Avenue, Effingham, IL 62401

Historic Sites

The Effingham County Veteran's Memorial wall is dedicated to all the men and women who served from all five branches of the armed forces. The names on the walls are from past and present. Every year they add more names to the wall.

On Veteran's Day, November 11, 1991, the first three stones of the Memorial were dedicated in honor of all Effingham County veterans. The "Memorial Names Stone" addition was dedicated on Armed Forces Day, May 19, 2012. This memorial has close to 3,700 names of men and women veterans from all five branches of the armed forces. The stones were designed and etched with the past, present and future in mind. Each year, more names can and will be added. It is an ongoing memorial with space for over 9,000 names. The Memorial is not only a tribute, it is our history: a standing memorial to the living and the dead, our neighbobrs, families and friends, who have served to preserve, protect and secure peace for our nation.

What's happening nearby...

Summer Sundown Music Festival

The Stage at Lake Sara •  Sep 13 – Sep 15

Bring the whole family for a weekend of fun at the Stage at Lake Sara. Featuring acts from: The Local Honeys, Chicago Farmer Acoustic trio, and…

Read more about Summer Sundown Music Festival

You might also be interested...

Effingham County Courthouse


The Effingham Country Courthouse Museum features displays on the military, Effingham County railroads and Effingham County history. It is also listed on the National Register of…

Read more about Effingham County Courthouse

Heart Theatre


The theatre is one of the two examples in Effingham of the Art Deco style that was popular from 1920 to 1940.

Read more about Heart Theatre

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Get inspired by top travel stories, gain access to exclusive promotions and contests, and discover even more reasons to #EnjoyIllinois.