The Illini State Park Foundation will unveil the “Surround of Honor” in honor of all Illinois service members who’ve died in the Middle East Wars.
The event takes place Friday at 1 at Illini State Park in Marseilles.
The monument is made of steel panels that hold bricks engraved with each fallen Illinois service member.
Families of the fallen, and the general public, are all invited to attend. If you do come to the event, the foundation asks that you park in the IV Cellular parking lot just north of the park and take the Starved Rock Trolley to and from the monument.