Memorials

A number of Memorials are located throughout
Centralia honoring U.S. Servicemen and fallen Coal Miners

 

Vietnam Memorial (image above)
Quad County Vietnam Memorial Commission was behind its creation and dedication on November 8th, 1992. This memorial features veteran names from Clinton, Washington, Jefferson and Marion County.

 

WWI-memorial

 

 

 

WWI Memorial
Fairview Park, Centralia, Illinois 62801
Dedicated in 1920 by the Clinton Co. Chapter of War Mothers.

 

 

 

WW2-memorial

 

 

WWII Memorial
Fairview Park, Centralia, Illinois 62801
Now resides in Fairview Park after being moved from its original location in Library Park. Erected by the American War Mothers Centralia Chapter No. 12, in gratitude for Honorable Service.

 

 

 

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Wamac’s Centralia #5 Mine Memorial
113 S Wabash Centralia, IL 62801
Dedicated on March 25, 2009, a tribute to those who lost their lives on March 25, 1947 when Centralia #5 Coal Mine exploded killing 111 miners.

 

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Veterans Tribute at Kaskaskia College
27210 College Road Centralia, IL 62801
A monument that honors the men and women who have served, currently are serving, and those who will serve our Country in the future.

 

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Pittenger War Memorial
710 Gragg Street, Centralia, IL 62801
Located in Elmwood Cemetery, The Pittenger Memorial was dedicated in memory of Col. G. L. Pittenger and erected by his son G. W. Pittenger in 1942 and the inscription says presented to The American Legion Post No. 446 In Memory of Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Departed.

 

Four memorial benches, added in 2009, circle the Pittenger Memorial to pay respect to a number of conflicts and wars including: Civil War, World War I, Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm, Revolutionary War, Spanish-American War, World War II, Korean War, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan War.