Mount Vernon in Jefferson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lest We Forget
Jefferson County Veterans
"The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten."
To give a life is a miracle of God
To lose a veteran is an unforgettable memory
Dedicated December 7, 2002
A Veteran's Friend
Howard W. Phillips
Erected 2002 by American Legion Posts 141 and 1193; AMVETS Posts 4 and 148; DAV Chapter 28; Elks Lodge 819; VFW Posts 1376, 9153, and 9233, and Illinois National Guard.
Location. 38° 18.561′ N, 88° 55.439′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Illinois, in Jefferson County. Marker is on 27th Street 0.1 miles south of Logan Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Monument is in Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Vernon IL 62864, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); State of Illinois v. Illinois Central Railroad (approx. one mile away); The Illinois Supreme Court in Mt. Vernon (approx. one mile away); Attorney Abraham Lincoln The Appellate Court in Mt. Vernon (approx. one mile away); Why Is Lincoln Beardless? (approx. one mile away); Appellate Courthouse (approx. one mile away); War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 515 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.