Honor and Remember Any Veteran
The real story presented by Memorial Park can be seen in the hundreds of commemorative bricks that honor the service and sacrifice of individual veterans. These veterans are from anywhere (not just Arlington Heights), from anytime (peace or war), and served in any of the six US military services (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine).
The inscriptions on the individual bricks describe service and sacrifice spanning many generations: from World War One, World War Two, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Viet Nam War through all the modern day conflicts up to and including active duty personnel currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. These inscriptions contain the names of renowned military units, legendary ships and the historic battles that still influence our world today. Just a few examples of the stories of veterans honored at Memorial Park can be viewed in a recent Daily Herald article.
Commemorative Bricks are ordered from the brick company twice a year:
- February 1st (to be placed in the Park by Memorial Day)
- August 1st (to be placed in the Park by Veterans Day)
For questions or for assistance with inscriptions, please call Greg Padovani, Chairman, Drive to Revive Memorial Park Committee at 847-392-9113.