Veteran's Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Parkway
PO BOX 591
Dixon, Illinois 61021

To Create....

A place devoted to ALL who have dedicated their lives to the preservation of the Freedoms of this great Country…

A place that, through the honorable display of authentic artifacts, will serve as a podium from which the appreciation for ALL those who have served this great Country will be spoken…

A place to prompt future generations to contemplate the sacrifices and costs of obtaining and maintaining the Freedoms of this great Country.

Countdown to Veterans Day
Witticisms of Reagan
"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.

- Ronald Reagan,
Native Son & Veteran


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THE CITY OF DIXON, Veteran’s Memorial Park Commission was established to bring into reality the vision of a Memorial Park, which would be dedicated to all Veterans of Military Service. The words, “All Veterans”, the commission  defines as all men or women from any state or territory belonging to the United States who was in the military at any time at either peace or war, and honorably discharged from the service.  

No fee will be levied to enter this Memorial Park.  It will be free to the public.  Any man, woman or child, regardless of race, religion, color or nationality will be welcome to enjoy this Park at anytime day or night.  For individuals that are handicapped, there will be a Handicap Friendly Ramp, a curbside loading and unloading access area, and benches for resting.MsoNormal">The second objective of the Memorial Park Commission is to secure a park where future generations can visit and gain knowledge of the sacrifice that has been made by millions of Veterans over the years.  Artifacts from previous wars will be on display as a representation of the sacrifices that were made by the men and women who fought for their country. 

On our entrance and exit arbor, as you visit the park, you will see the words “Lest We Forget”.  These words are a gentle reminder to show appreciation for the sacrifice men and women in uniform have made to country.  Their courage and valor must never be forgotten.  It is the parks symbolism, built in their honor that this gratitude is kept alive.

Unfortunately, the price of freedom is very high.  A strong military is the first defense against hostile nations, governments, and terrorists who wish to take away our way of life.  Our military has been able to deter all who oppose it.  A nation who forgets its veterans is surely doomed.