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Near Elwood in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

LGBT Veterans Memorial

"with liberty and justice for all."

 
 
LGBT Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
1. LGBT Monument
Inscription.  Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have served honorably and admirably in America's armed forces. In their memory and in appreciation of their selfless service and sacrifice.
 
Erected 2015 by Chicago Chapter American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER).
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list.
 
Location. 41° 23.256′ N, 88° 7.813′ W. Marker is near Elwood, Illinois, in Will County. It is in . Memorial is on George Washington Avenue. Marker is located at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, on the Memorial Walk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: George Washington Ave, Elwood IL 60421, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln Founding President (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address (about 400 feet away); Elwood Arsenal (approx. 1.6 miles away); Wilmington, Illinois (approx. 5.6 miles away); McDonough Street Bridge
LGBT Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
2. LGBT Monument
Marker is located along the Memorial Walk (with other war/veterans memorials) at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
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(approx. 9.2 miles away); The Diamond Mine Disaster (approx. 9.3 miles away); Natividad Guiterrez (approx. 9½ miles away); Edwin Porter's Brewery (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elwood.
 
More about this memorial. This is the first American federally approved monument honoring LGBT veterans to be dedicated at a National Cemetery.

Memorial was dedicated on May 25, 2015, with several in attendance.
 
Also see . . .  Monument to honor LGBT veterans in national cemetery in Illinois. From the Windy City Times. (Submitted on June 14, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBT, LGBTQ, 🏳️‍🌈
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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Jan. 29, 2023