Veteran's Memorial KIA Project

It saddens us to notify you the Veteran's Memorial lost one of its great volunteers, Jack Ryder, this past June.  Jack worked tirelessly over the last several years to compile a list of all La Grange Park residents who were killed (KIA) during any of our Wars.  It was Jack's hope to see a brick placed in their honor at the memorial.  The Veterans Memorial will continue Jack's work to make his wish a reality.  We want to make sure EVERY La Grange Park resident who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country is honored with a brick.  If you know anyone who fits this criteria, please email Amanda Kennedy at or call the Park District office at 708-354-4580  

Our List of Contributors

The Community Park District Board of Commissioners and its Veterans Memorial Committee salute all donors who have already contributed to the Veterans Memorial Fund.

Veterans Memorial

The Veterans Memorial was dedicated on September 20, 2014.  Our Memorial is unlike many Memorials in that it will continue to grow each year as memorial bricks are purchased and placed in the Memorial Plaza.  The Community Park District of La Grange Park's Veterans Memorial was built to honor ALL active duty and military veterans whether they served in times of conflict or times of peace.  We feel that it is important to recognize all of our men and women who have served or are now serving because they never knew what tomorrow would bring as they protected America.  There is no better way to honor your favorite active duty or military veteran than by placing a brick in his or her honor in our Plaza. 

Memorial bricks can be purchased by submitting an order form from the link below. If you have any questions you can call the park district office at 708-354-4580 and speak with Amanda Kennedy.  

Something New:  In response to community requests, donors who have purchased a memorial brick for the plaza will have the opportunity to buy a replica brick that can be given as a gift or kept for their own special memorial.  Special prices for replica bricks are as follows:    4 x 8 Bricks are $60 and 8 x 8 Bricks are $75. 

Brick orders will be placed once a year with a January 31st deadline for all orders.  A replica brick order form can be found by clicking the link below. 

Brick Order Form

Veterans Brick Locations

Click here for a video that ran on ABC on Memorial Day 2014 discussing our Veterans Memorial

  • Office Location

    1501 Barnsdale Road
    La Grange Park, IL 60526
  • Office Hours

    Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Sunday - Closed