Lake County Veterans Memorial Plaza

The Work Continues

To date, area contractors, suppliers, and volunteers contributed over $500,000 of in-kind donations of both materials and labor to refurbish the aircraft and prepare the final Plaza.  The plane is mounted and site preparation of the Plaza has begun, but the massive cost of the exhibit has slowed the completion of the project.

In 2018, Lake County Veterans Memorial (LCVM) became a recognized not-for-profit corporation, 501(c)(3).  Donations to LCVM are tax deductible.

Your donation

Will be used to complete this remarkable historical aviation exhibit that honors the sacrifices and contributions of U.S. Veterans.

Your Donation Will Support


Plane repair (material & labor)

Annual maintenance

Major Donations and Sponsorships

            Platinum*                    $50,000

            Gold*                           $20,000

            Silver*                         $10,000

            Bronze*                       $  5,000

            Memorial Brick$         $     250

*Donor acknowledged with signage corresponding to gift amount.   Please inquire.

100% of your donation supports LCVM



Do not let our project list discourage you from donating!  Donations collected this year will be used to complete the concrete pad, sidewalks, flagpoles, and lighting.

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Honor a service member, past or present.

Donate a brick and tell us their story.

Lake County Veterans Memorial Contributors

The Lake County Veterans Memorial Board of Directors extends their gratitude to the following individuals, groups, civic organizations and companies for their generosity and commitment to this remarkable historic aviation exhibit.


Please join this distinguished group and make your donation, today!

Abbott Laboratories

Airfield Maintenance 2018

Airfield Office & Maintenance 2019

Akzo-Nobel Coatings

Alliance Contractors, Inc.

Bakes Steel Erectors, Inc.

Boller Construction Company, Inc.

Burris Equipment Company

Campanella & Sons, Inc.

Car-Min Construction Company, Inc

Chicago 99’s

City of Waukegan

Clean Cut Tree Service, Inc.

D K Contractors, Inc.

Dan Cahill – Resident Capture

Deerfield American Legion Post 738

Deublin Company, Inc

DeYoung Trucking and Excavating, Inc

GEI Consultants, Inc.

Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc.

Grant Farrell

Great Lakes Contractors Association

Harris Rebar

Home Towne Electric, Inc.

Homestead Electrical Contracting, LLC.

Janice Hyde

John Keno & Company, Inc.

Joyce Schneider

Katco Development, Inc.

Kevin Flynn

Kirschoffer Truck Service, Inc.

Lake County Grading Company

Manhard Consulting

McKinney Steel and

Midwest Fence

Multiple Concrete Accessories (MCA)

North Shore Gas

Paul Wood

Podolsky Family Foundation

Prairie Group

Richard Boomer

Robert E. Hummel Construction Company

Roger Whitmore Automotive Services

Schmidt Engineering


Silt Fencing Midwest, Inc.

Skip Goss

Strata Earth Services, LLC

Sunshine Aviation

The Schram Family

Thelen Sand & Gravel, Inc.

U-Line Aviation

Vulcan Construction Materials, LP

Waukegan National Airport

Waukegan Park District

Waukegan Port District

Waukegan Roofing Company

Whitey’s Crane Rental

Winthrop Harbor VFW 7448

Yes Equipment Rental Sales

The Lake County Veterans Memorial plaza offers a meaningful and engaging experience that recognizes the sacrifices, courage and valor of all Veterans and their service to our country.

Highlighted by an actual F-111A Aardvark that is prominently displayed in an intimate park-like setting at Waukegan National Airport. This memorial is designed to honor both past and present Veterans and to educate future generations about the enormous costs of freedom.

Your purchase of a memorial brick will not only honor your loved one, it will help us complete and maintain this wonderful memorial.