Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1500 Monument Avenue, Springfield
217/782-2717


Open:
During Central Standard Time, Mo-Su 7-5 p.m.;
During Daylight Savings Time, Mo-Su 7-8 p.m.


 

The Korean War State Memorial, honoring 1,748 Illinoisans killed during the 1950-1953 Korean War, was dedicated on June 16, 1996.

The Memorial consists of a twelve-foot-tall bronze bell, with a diameter of twelve feet, mounted on a granite base. At the circumference of the bell are four niches, each with a larger-than-life figure representing a branch of the armed services. Inscribed on the base are the names of Illinoisans killed in Korea. A carillon system in the Memorial plays brief musical programs at regular intervals.

A nearby building houses the carillon controls and lighting systems. The large surrounding lawn provides space for special events. The Memorial is provided with parking facilities for forty-eight vehicles.