WWI Monument Survey

Call for World War I Monuments

In preparation for the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, Landmarks Illinois is conducting 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 sgermann@landmarks.org 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 March 2017, Landmarks Illinois launched a new grant program to help restore aging WWI outdoor monuments and memorials around the state. The Landmarks Illinois WWI Monument Preservation Grant Program provides funding to WWI outdoor monuments and memorials in Illinois in need of restoration to recover their dedication-era quality and appearance. WWI monument and memorials included in Landmarks Illinois WWI Monument Preservation Grant Program applications will be added to Landmarks Illinois’ ongoing statewide WWI monument survey. Read more about the grant program by clicking the button below.

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