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Chicago Remembers

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 15, 2019
1. Chicago Remembers Marker
close up of marker
Inscription.  This memorial is dedicated to all veterans of the armed forces who served in Viet Nam. It replaces the former memorial and reflecting pool located on Wacker Drive that had been dedicated by Mayor Jane M. Byrne on November 11, 1982. The inscribed stones from that memorial have been incorporated in this plaza and a plaque from the Vietnamese Community of Illinois faces the original memorial location.

The engraved service emblems recognize the branches of the armed forces, which served in Vietnam. Logos of support agencies that aided our troops, so far from home, show appreciation for their commitment to the members of the armed forces.

Veterans from the State of Illinois who were killed in action are honored on the name wall chronologically, by year, so that we may never forget their ultimate sacrifice. Those listed after the Vietnam War ended are individuals who died as a result of injuries sustained while serving in Vietnam. In hnor of their families who mourn them. Their date of death was used. POW-MIAs are indicated with a + and listed by the date they became missing. The timeline in front of the name-wall reflects historic
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 15, 2019
2. Chicago Remembers Marker
full view of marker
events as well as significant battles during the Vietnam War.

The sculpture of the Vietnam Service Medal in the waterwall commemorates Vietnam Veterans who served their country and the people of South Vietnam. It was designed by artist Gary Tillery, a Vietnam Veteran.

Special appreciation is extended to the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations Advisory Council on Veterans Affairs for their participation in the design of this memorial and their continued commitment and dedication to public service and the Vietnam Community of the City of Chicago.
 
Erected 2005 by City of Chicago Chicago Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 41° 53.228′ N, 87° 37.633′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Memorial can be reached from Chicago Riverwalk. this marker is accessed from the corner of East Wacker at North State. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago IL 60601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Viet Nam Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bataan- Corregidor Memorial Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); South Water Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Trail Blazer (about 400 feet away, measured in a
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 15, 2019
3. Chicago Remembers Marker
wide view of the site
direct line); Carbide and Carbon Building (about 700 feet away); Old Fort Dearborn (about 700 feet away); Site of Fort Dearborn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Dearborn (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
Chicago Remembers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, May 15, 2019
4. Chicago Remembers Marker
the name-wall
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 6, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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