O'Fallon Veterans' Monument
O'Fallon, Illinois
Memorial Day
May 29, 2006

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Visit the beautiful 15 pillar star-shaped O'Fallon Veterans' Monument in
O'Fallon, Illinois.  Lovely to see during the day and when lit at night, the
Monument is located off of North Seven Hills Road on the south side of East
Wesley Drive, just northwest of the O'Fallon Safety Center (Police Station) and
the O'Fallon YMCA.  The street address is 737 E. Wesley Dr.  Parking, including
handicap spaces, is available at the site.  

The O'Fallon Veterans' Monument is the largest in the area and is located on a
beautifully landscaped acre of ground.  Enjoy a moment of meditation seated
on one of several benches taking in the sounds and serenity of a pond and its

The Monument is a continuous tribute to O'Fallon's veterans with names being
added twice a year.  Those received between March 1 and August 31 will be
inscribed in time for Veterans Day.  Those received between September 1 and
February 29 will be inscribed in time for Memorial Day.  Any honorably
separated veteran who has ever lived within  O'Fallon Township High School
District 203 or in O'Fallon Township is eligible for inscription.  

For your convenience, a kiosk directory, providing a personal history and the
pillar location of each veteran's name, is located at the entrance to the
Monument.  Applications for inscription can be downloaded on this website.  
Cost is $100 per name.  Our mailing address is PO Box 406, O'Fallon IL  62269.
Click on the picture above to see
aerial views of the monument while
it was still under construction.
The arrival of the granite tablets.  Click on
the picture above  to see photos of their
installation as well as closeup views.
For more information email
or call 618-632-3204
Number of names
on the monument
as of
Veterans Day 2019
Celebrating the installation of the
clicking on picture above.  
Click here to see
photos of the
monument as it was
being constructed
updated 5/27/2019
Copyright  2019 O'Fallon Veterans' Monument Association, Inc
above photos taken May 29, 2006
by Brian Keller
photo courtesy of Jan Todd
flyover at Dedication ceremony
Click here to see our
entries in local parades
Deadline to
submit names for
engraving for
Veterans Day
2020 is
Aug. 31, 2020.

Click here for
Computer kiosk showing location of each veteran's name on the monument.
above photo taken April 1, 2008
by Brian Keller
Click on dates below to see
photos of past ceremonies
dedicating new names

Veteran's Day 2006
Memorial Day 2007
Veteran's Day 2007
Memorial Day 2008
Veterans' Day 2008
Photos and Biographies for the Kiosk
We are now accepting short biographies and photos to be viewed on the kiosk.  Biographies can be in email form,
MS Word or handwritten.  Pictures, if emailed, should be in .jpeg format.  If mailed, please send a self-addressed
stamped envelope if you wish it returned.  Since our space is limited, we ask that the biography be limited to just
the military history of the veteran with a limit of 500 words or less.  If possible, please include any awards and
decorations received, battles, schools, assignments, etc.  
Submissions can be emailed to

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and concern for everyone’s health and safety, the
2020 Memorial Day observance at the O’Fallon Veterans’ Monument has been
cancelled. New names for the monument that would have otherwise been
announced on Memorial Day will be announced on Veterans Day in November.

Click below to view video of the
Veterans Day 2019 observance
courtesy The First Baptist Church of O'Fallon

above photos taken October 29, 2008
by Brian Keller
above photos taken October 9, 2010
by Brian Keller
with kind help of the
O'Fallon Volunteer Fire Department
above photos taken May 29, 2011
by Brian Keller
Name Index with Location

Map of Pillar Locations

Click on Name Index above for alphabetical list
of names on Monument and their location
(current through Memorial Day 2016)

Click on Map to see schematic of where to find
each pillar
O'Fallon Veterans' Monument Association

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Recently Added Names

Veterans Day 2016
Peace Pillar

David F. Sullivan
Thomas S. Clark, III
Charles N. Vistart
William C. Kaiser
Douglas A. Danielson
Arthur A. Fohne
Robert L. Suever
William H. Suever
Charles M. Stewart
John P. Almind
Steven D. Howell
Sarah S. Howell
Jack B. Moelmann
Todd J. Pope
Tedd O. McIntyre
John R. Black
Emmet J. Seifferth
Owen F. Fayne, Jr.
Richard V. Smith
Gerald W. Willis
Richard J. Yahl
James W. Thompson
Mary D. Hebert
George G. Kruse
Alain M. Griffin
Steven C. Jolly
Alejandro Picato
Thomas J. Shively
Curtis J. Dunbar

Memorial Day 2017
Bravery Pillar

Christien D. LaFreniere
Robert F. Cole
James R. Jarrell
Michael D. Reimer
Lisa D. DeDecker
James R. Edwards, Jr.
William R. Menz
William R. Menz, Jr.
Chuck Gurkin
William B. Cope
William D. Amos
Lawrence A. Myron
Richard G. Hosman
Joseph P. Wilbanks
Richard L. Hampton
William Kowal
Recently Added Names

Veterans Day 2017
Resolve Pillar

Gordon B. Finley
Valerie G. Jones
Nicholas M. Turk
Eleazer Allyn, Sr.
John Thomas, Jr.
James S. Meadows
James A. Bollmeier
James L. Gregory
William Scott, Sr.
Risdon Moore
Donald G. Hoffman
Harold Clinton
Jeffrey S. York
Larkin Rutherford
Benjamin Scott

Memorial Day 2018
Devotion Pillar

Harold J. Gross
John O. Corbett
Calvin A. Truttmann
Cathy A. Hebden
Raymond L. Moore
Walter F. Moore
Fred W. Moore
Mark D. O'Connor
John E. Haupt
Raymond D. May, Sr.
Jonas P. Patterson
Randall D. Schumert
Michael L. Eyer
James P. Vaughn
James A. Dice
Kathleen S. Dice
Heather L. Braundmeier
William S. Welsch
James C. Moulton
Terri L. Glover-Burks
Henry R. Bohnemeier
Robert W. Baker
Darryl L. Baker
Kyle A. Butters
Anthony D. White
Andrew Colon
Philip A. Colon

Veterans Day 2018
Loyalty Pillar

Travis S. Scott
Fletcher L. Jones
Steven F. Jones
Michael J. Gaubatz
Leonard J. Hohrein
Jack L. Hohrein
Michael H. Hohrein
Carl E. Hall
Frank E. Martinez
Larry E. Rettig
Bill J. Rettig
Jack A. Rettig
James A. Grindstaff, III
James A. Grindstaff, IV
Jada R. Grindstaff
James W. Olinger
Kenneth R. Wiest
William K. Wiest
Peter G. Sotiropoulos
Malcolm F. Bickell
Janice M. Bickell
Terry L. Bickell
F. Dean Castleman
David S. Street
Richard A. Spencer
Douglas M. Bien
David A. Vail

Memorial Day 2019
Loyalty Pillar

James A. Fry
Gary J. Gaubatz
Patrick D. Largent
Lanny R. Largent
Michael T. Largent
Dustin R. Grove
Joseph F. Rupprecht
Elwood Lunsford
Ernest M. Love
Terry W. Williamson
Paul J. Tikkanen
Darrel D. Gebert
Joseph E. Sexton
Alan C. Smith
George W. Swope
Henry Mace
Mark S. Ewing
Kenneth E. Hildebrandt
Brian A. Reno
Henryk S. Marciniak
Robert L. Strasen
Joseph W. Schilling
Sherman T. Miller
William D. Conner, Jr.

Veterans Day 2019
Gallantry Pillar

David S. Simmons
Wilburn B. Gentry, Sr.
Wilburn B. Gentry, Jr.
Justin T. Gentry
Gary E. Eberle
Phillip M. Oakley
Ruel J. Neeley
John Dennis, Jr.
David A. Dooley
Floyd Sabaleski
Thomas H. Bowers
Keith V. Bowers
Scott D. Kimmell
Gregory T. Frohbieter
Joelle C. Frohbieter
Perry C. Woods
Merritt E. Wooldridge
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