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Purple Heart Memorial



1500 Monument Ave. - Oak Ridge Cemetery Springfield, Illinois 62702
217-782-2717


Daily: 7 am - 8 pm (April - August)
7 am - 5:30 pm (September - March)


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The Illinois Purple Heart Memorial honors recipients of the Purple Heart killed or wounded from all wars the United States has participated in.
The center of the Memorial includes an eight-foot piece of black granite with an engraving of a Purple Heart on it. The other side of the stone features a quote from William Shakespeare’s Henry V:, “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.” Two smaller black granite stones to the left and right of the centerpiece of the Memorial  feature the engravings of four soldiers. 

Dedicated in 2016, the Memorial stands between the Illinois Vietnam Veterans  Memorial and World War II Illinois Veterans Memorial.