The Veterans Memorial Committee members work to raise funds for additions to the Veterans Memorial at Village Hall. The memorial honors and gives thanks to the veterans and service members who have given of themselves to protect our country.
In August 2013, plans for the memorial were unveiled at a Committee of the Whole meeting, and elected officials gave their full support to the plan. The Village committed $40,000 to the project, and the remainder of funding needed was raised through private donations, grants, and trade labor.
On Veterans Day in November 2014, the Committee held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the memorial. Construction began in 2015. Throughout the year, builders poured concrete, installed flag poles, started the brick plaza, and mounted the granite slabs representing each branch of the military in the concrete. On Veterans Day 2015, the committee held a dedication ceremony for the work completed to date. In 2016, benches were added along with a stone wall between the granite slabs. Commemorative bricks will be continually to be added to the plaza.
The Committee is seeking donations and sponsors for the remaining portions of this project, which include stone pillars with signage about the memorial and a sidewalk with a bridge to the south side of the monument to grant access from Village Hall Drive.
Donations are accepted at Village Hall, 600 Harvest Gate, and at both Lake in the Hills First National Bank locations: 2100 W. Algonquin Road and 4520 W. Algonquin Road. Additionally, the Veterans Memorial Committee accepts donations at their booth during various Village events.
For additional information, please contact:
Committee Chairman Russ Ruzanski at 224-762-0992
Please note that the Village has a wheelchair available for people who would like to visit the memorial but require physical assistance to do so. Please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 847-960-7460 for assistance.