The Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial, Marseilles

#749 of 1,945 in Things to do in Illinois
Must see · Monument · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The first memorial constructed was located in St Anne, IL, the hometown of Captain Ryan A. Beaupre, one of Illinois' first casualties in the war against terror. In early 2004, the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial was built featuring the names of all fallen soldiers resulted from the Middle East conflicts since 1967. On June 19, 2004, the wall was dedicated commemorating the servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial was built with donated material and labor. The founders, Tony Cutrano and Jerry Kuczera spearheaded this project to ensure that those sacrificing their lives for our freedom were given the proper recognition for the selfless service to our great country.
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  • Stunning memorial along the Illinois River. There is also a block from 9/11 Pentagon. Plenty of parking.  more »
  • Many of the comments refer to all the names at this Memorial as "soldiers". If you would look closely, you'd see that there are Marines, Sailors, Airmen, National Guardsmen as well as Soldiers names.....  more »
  • The wall is very touching and a beautiful tribute to the men and woman who gave their lives for our country. With that said the mayor and everyone on the board of Marseilles,IL. Should be proud of themselves for turning the freedom run, the main event to raise money to maintain the walls and museum and to show the gold star families that their loved ones and their ultimate sacrifice has not been forgotten or taken lightly by the people who attend. They have not been allowed to hold an auction to raise money during the freedom run and they have made it very difficult for the people who work very hard to make sure our lost soldiers are honored as they should be. You have hurt your town as most of your businesses have gone out of business and you have hurt every person who has served our country!
  • A place not to be missed. Very meaningful, beautiful, and emotional. There is also a piece from the Pentagon from 9/11. Many ceremonies are held here throughout the year, including Freedom Run and Walk to the Wall.

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