Deadline Extended to January 17 for Fountain Square Veterans Memorial Wall Memorialization Requests
The City of Evanston has extended the deadline to submit a request for a name to be added to the Fountain Square Veterans Memorial Wall to Friday, January 17.
On June 10, 2019, City Council adopted a resolution designating eligibility for memorialization of service members on the Fountain Square Memorial Wall. Any service member who died in a war, a conflict, any hostilities, or on a humanitarian mission prior to January 1, 2003, is eligible to be memorialized on the Fountain Square Memorial Wall if the service member listed the City of Evanston as his/her home of record on his/her commissioning or enlistment documents. Any service member who died in a war, a conflict, any hostilities, or on a humanitarian mission after January 1, 2003 is eligible if he/she lived in the City of Evanston for at least five years; or listed the City of Evanston as his/her home of record on commissioning or enlistment documents; or his/her parent or guardian has lived in the City of Evanston for at least 10 years, and the service member lived in Evanston during some part of his/her life.
Eligible service members will be added to the Fountain Square Memorial Wall after request from a parent or guardian and upon funds becoming available to add the name to the respective panel. Requests must be submitted by December 31 of each year and will be reviewed annually no later than April 1 of the following year.
For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.