Monticello in Piatt County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Piatt County Veterans Memorial
Honor the past
—Protect the future —
we show honor and pray for eternal rest.
To those still missing
we express our remembrance and hope.
To those who returned
we dedicate our eternal gratitude.
The grateful people of Piatt County
thank these veterans for their courage, sacrifice,
and commitment to the preservation of freedom.
Erected 2002 by Hamm-Burke American Legion Post #101 and Piatt County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5346.
Location. 40° 1.497′ N, 88° 34.36′ W. Marker is in Monticello, Illinois, in Piatt County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and North Charter Street, on the left when traveling east on West Main Street. Click for map. The memorial sits on the corner in front of the Piatt County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Monticello IL 61856, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln in Monticello (within shouting distance of this marker); Monticello Journeys (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trail of Death Potawatomi Trail of Death (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln - Douglas (approx. 1.2 miles away); Railroads Bring Change (approx. 2.1 miles away); Bement Goes to War (approx. 7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Monticello.
Also see . . .
1. Piatt County. Official web site of Piatt County, Illinois. (Submitted on August 15, 2013, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
2. American Legion, Roy Hamm Post No. 101, Monticello, Ill. Papers, 1919-1955. Web site for the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections. (Submitted on August 15, 2013, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
3. Piatt County, IL. Web site of the U.S.A. Veterans' & Military Organizations. (Submitted on August 15, 2013, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.)
Categories. • Military •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Would appreciate a full view photo of the Courthouse. • Can you help?