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
Korean War State Memorial, honoring 1,748 Illinoisans killed during
the 1950-1953 Korean War, was dedicated on June 16, 1996.
The Memorial consists of a twelve-foot-tall bronze bell, with a
diameter of twelve feet, mounted on a granite base. 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.
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