Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 W. Hoff Road Elwood, IL 60421
815-423-9958
http://www.cem.va.gov

The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery was dedicated as the 117th national cemetery within the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration. Located 50 miles from Chicago the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery is named after the 16th President of the United States and founder of the National Cemeteries. The Cemetery has a memorial walk that commemorates service members of 20th century wars on 15 memorials. An 18-foot granite obelisk crowned by a bronze eagle with outstretched wings commemorates the 2,403 Americans who died in the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. While a life size bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln commemorates and honors President Abraham Lincoln. The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery is near Historic Route 66.

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