Located in Oak Ridge Cemetery
Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials
1500 Monument Ave, Springfield, IL 62702
7 a.m. - 5 p.m. during Central Standard Time,
7 a.m. - 8 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time
Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial, dedicated in 1988, honors the
almost 3,000 Illinoisans killed or listed as missing in action during
the Vietnam War.
The center of the Memorial is an eternal flame supported by five
vertical gray granite walls, each representing a branch of the armed
services. Radiating from the vertical walls are five polished black
granite horizontal walls, enclosed by a low circular wall forming
five courtyards. The names of the dead and missing in action are
carved into the black granite.
The “Vietnam Veterans Vigil and Memorial Service”
is held on the first full weekend in May, with a Memorial Day observance
later in the month. A “Christmas Remembrance” is observed
on the first Saturday in December.
Amy Martin, Director
Sunny Fischer, Chair
Daniel J. Arnold
Julia Sniderman Bachrach
D. Jeanie Cooke
Melinda Spitzer Johnston
Anthony J. Leone, Jr.
Dr. Shirley J. Portwood