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WWII Illinois Veterans Memorial

1441 Monument Ave , Springfield, IL 62702

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This memorial honors the 987,000 men and women from the State of Illinois who served our country during World War II.

The focal point is a 22-ton cast white concrete globe with more than 70 stainless steel buttons signifying major battles and events. Two black granite walls inscribed with details of the battles waged extend out from the globe.

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