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Jewish War Veterans Department of Illinois Raises Funds for Memorial Refurbishment
The Department of Illinois of the Jewish War Veterans is raising funds for the complete refurbishment of a veterans memorial at Oakridge Jewish Cemetery, Hillside, IL. The memorial was original designed, in 1929, to honor veterans of World War I, but came to include veterans of all succeeding conflicts. It was dedicated in 1940, and rededicated in 1983.
The memorial has not weathered well. The artillery piece needs new wheels, the base and the wall needed to be replaced. The cost is estimated to be $130,000.
A GoFundMe page has been established to collect donations. Click here for the GoFundMe page. Checks may be payable, and sent, to: JWV Dept of IL, PO Box 3521, Glen Ellyn, IL 60138.
Your help in preserving this memorial will continue to honor in perpetuity those who gave the “last full measure of devotion” to the United States of America.
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Raffle tickets: 1 for $5, 3 for $10 Checks may be payable, and sent, to JWV P. O. Box 3521 Glen Ellyn, IL 60138