In preparation for the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I in 2017, Landmarks Illinois launched a statewide survey of monuments to soldiers and veterans of the Great War. If you know of a monument or marker in your community, contact Landmarks Illinois. Email Director of Grants & Easements Suzanne Germann at firstname.lastname@example.org and include any information and photos on the monument.
This project is made possible with generous support from the Pritzker Military Foundation.
(Photo: The Victory Monument in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood honors the 8th Regiment of the Illinois National Guard, an African-American unit that served in France during World War I.)
Landmarks Illinois World War I Monument Preservation Grant Program
In conjunction with the WWI Monument survey, Landmarks Illinois created and carried out a grant program during 2017 and 2018 that helped restore aging WWI outdoor monuments and memorials around the state. The Landmarks Illinois WWI Monument Preservation Grant Program, which ended in 2018, provided funding to WWI outdoor monuments and memorials in Illinois in need of restoration to recover their dedication-era quality and appearance. Generous support for this grant program was provided by the Pritzker Military Foundation. Learn about all WWI Monument Preservation Grant recipients below.WWI Grant Recipients