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Illinois Korean War Memorial

Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1441 Monument Ave., Springfield, IL 62702

Historic Sites

The Memorial consists of a twelve-foot-tall bronze bell, honoring the 1,748 Illinoisans killed during the 1950-1953 Korean War. This memorial was dedicated on June 16, 1996.

At the circumference of the bell are four niches, each with a larger-than-life figure representing a branch of the armed services. Inscribed on the base are the names of Illinoisans killed in Korea. A carillon system in the Memorial plays brief musical programs at regular intervals.

A nearby building houses the carillon controls and lighting systems. The large surrounding lawn provides space for special events. The Memorial is provided with parking facilities for forty-eight vehicles.

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