Eternal Flame - Daley Plaza - Chicago, IL
Posted by: Go Boilers!
N 41° 53.016 W 087° 37.782
16T E 447754 N 4637044
Quick Description: The flame is in honor of U.S. service men and women.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/19/2009 2:42:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM6TN9
When it was dedicated on August 22, 1972, the eternal flame was Chicago's first memorial to honor the dead from four wars, World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
The Eternal Flame Memorial at Daley Plaza is a granite slab bearing a bronze circular disk containing a natural gas flame that burns perpetually. The inscription reads as follows: Eternal flame in memory of the men and women who have served in our armed forces." Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserves and Merchant Marines.
The flame which burns continuously was lit by Mrs. Albina Nance, who in 1972 was the president of the Illinois Gold Star Mothers.
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