In a lasting tribute to the men and women who have
served our country in the cause of freedom; many monuments
and memorials have been erected. These tributes range from
recognition of one individual, one war, and on up to all people
who have served. The erection of monuments has been through
the efforts of groups, organizations, municipalities, and the
combined effort of all. Each is unique, but they all show a
common appreciation of the sacrifices and hardships endured
while protecting freedom for all people.
Some of these monuments and memorials are depicted on the
following pages, along with a few other points of interest.
In doing genealogy research, we were unable to find a listing
that contained all of the monuments and memorials located
in Macoupin County, Illinois. Therein lie the onset of our
quest to photograph and place in one book those that we could
locate. We hope that we have not missed any, but if we did;