Veterans Memorial

The Burr Ridge Veterans Memorial is open to the public every day from dawn to dusk.
7660 County Line Road, Burr Ridge, IL

About the Memorial
The Burr Ridge Memorial opened to the public in June 2010 in recognition of the sacrifices made by men and women of the armed forces.

The Memorial’s center structure features five stone-clad walls, each representing a branch of the military. Over 700 engraved memorial bricks are incorporated into the structure and sit beneath the bronze statue of the “Fallen Soldier.” Resting over the top is a gold dome that casts peaceful shadows along the walkways and benches of the Memorial. At the east end, guests can sit by the stone-clad water fountain and enjoy a calming atmosphere.

At the west end, guests can follow the brick pathway to the rose garden. Sitting beneath the flag poles is a monument honoring the generous people who made the Memorial possible. Walk a little further and under the shade trees, guests can sit and enjoy the six-foot bronze eagle statue that sits atop a stone pedestal. Soft lighting compliments the Memorial at night.

The effort to build the Memorial began in July 2001, when a committee was formed of committed local veterans to plan the site and raise funds. Members of the Committee, along with their families, worked tirelessly for nine years to raise the over $300,000 needed for construction. Veterans Memorial Committee members Leonard Ruzak, Jack Schaus, John Curin, Stee Zaher, Warren Kubistal, Andy Anderson, and Dick Coan are thanked for their efforts.

Image of Veterans Memorial


Veterans Memorial Brick Program
Commemorative bricks have been incorporated into the Burr Ridge Veterans Memorial to permanently recognize our nation’s veterans.  Fill out this Brick Order Form (PDF) and submit it to the committee.  Complete details are included on the form. 

The Burr Ridge Veterans Memorial Committee awards the annual Jack Schaus Patriot Award each year on Armed Forces Day.  The award criteria are as follows:
  • The nominee has supported veterans and those currently serving in our Armed Forces and/or has served or is currently serving in the Armed Forces. Note: Military service is not required for this award.
  • The nominee has demonstrated outstanding support for our country and the United States.
  • Constitution.
  • The nominee has initiated programs to help youth and others remember and honor those currently serving our country.