State of IL Movable Memorial Wall of Honor:
The Inaugural Unveiling of the State of IL’s FIRST ever Portrait Memorial dedicated to the Fallen was viewed by the Gold Star Families on June 14, 2009 in a closed invitation only event to Honor our Gold Star Families. The MOPH-IL Movable Memorial Wall of Honor is dedicated to all IL service men & women that have given up their lives in Service to our nation, since before we were even a Nation. The extensive history of this Nations wars and conflicts are represented by the WWII, Korean, and Vietnam war panels and followed by Ceramic Tile Photographic Portraits of those since 911, from Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn.
This is a Memorial to be viewed by young and old alike, to Honor, Pause, Reflect and Remember the Sacrifices laid down by our Brave Service Men and Women from the “HEART of America!” Two of our women in Uniform that paid the ultimate Sacrifice were with child, when they passed. There are currently #10 Lionesses that have perished in the line of duty. There are 268 individuals Represented & Remembered on the Memorial Wall of Honor. A detailed binder has information about EACH individual’s Military affiliation.
November 8th Triton College Student Veterans Org
Veteran’s Day November 11th
November 12th Moraine College Student Veterans Org
******The Department of IL Military Order of the Purple Heart Organization reserves the right to NOT display the Movable Memorial Wall at any venue due to weather conditions or other unpredictable situations. There are *NO Fees charged for the Display of this Moving Tribute to The Fallen and their Families. The Order has total and complete decision of where and when the Memorial will be displayed for both logistical and appropriate Patriotic Community events. The Members and Leadership of the MOPH-IL are the care takers and protectors of this Memorial. Thank you for your interest to Pause, Reflect and Remember America’s Brave Service Men & Women that have Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice.