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Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Woods Plaque (Forest Park, Illinois)


The Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Woods Plaque honors the sacrifices of Union soldiers and Veterans from Illinois. Located at the entrance to the General Army of the Republic (G.A.R) Woods, the plaque sits before an American flag and adjacent to a descriptive sign. The monument was dedicated and funded by the Past President's Club of the Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War in 1930. At the bottom of this metal plaque, the inscription reads: "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend."- St. John XV:XII. This quote highlights the importance of religion, specifically Christianity, in memorializing Union veterans and their sacrifices.

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