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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Rockford in Winnebago County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
1. Memorial Hall Marker
Inscription.  This Memorial Hall, the first of its kind in the United States, dedicated to our Veterans of all wars, was completed in the year 1903 with dedication ceremonies on June Third of that year by our twenty-sixth President Theodore Roosevelt with these words.

"No more fitting memorial could be erected to the men who fought, than a hall such as this..... a hall beautiful because of the uses to which it is consecrated."
Erected 1966 by Winnebago County Board.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812War, French and IndianWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
Location. 42° 16.36′ N, 89° 5.599′ W. Marker is in Rockford, Illinois, in Winnebago County. Memorial is on North Main Street south of West Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in front
June 3, 1903 Dedication of Veterans Memorial Hall by President T. Roosevelt image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Leanne Wright
2. June 3, 1903 Dedication of Veterans Memorial Hall by President T. Roosevelt
A view of the crowds looking south on Main Street.
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of the west or main entrance steps to Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 North Main Street, Rockford IL 61101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stephen Mack (approx. 6½ miles away); Black Hawk (approx. 6½ miles away); Theodore Roosevelt (approx. 6½ miles away); Former Camp Grant Rifle Range (approx. 6½ miles away); Field Bunkers (approx. 6.6 miles away); Stillman's Run Battle Site Memorial (approx. 12.2 miles away); Stillmans Defeat (approx. 12.2 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is carved from a single block of granite.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2016, by Leanne Wright of Rockford, Illinois. This page has been viewed 579 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2016, by Leanne Wright of Rockford, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide shot of marker and its surroundings. Photo of the building. • Can you help?

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Dec. 1, 2022