Air Station Glenview Museum
Park & Memorial Brick Program
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Hangar One Foundation (Hangar One) combined efforts with OliverMcMillan
and the village of Glenview to establish a memorial park at
the entrance to the tower area of the new Glen Town Center,
formerly Hangar One of Naval Air Station Glenview.
name of the area is Navy Park: A Monument to Freedom. Navy
Park features three six foot bronze statues, an Aircrew Man,
a Yellow shirt, and a Sailor-Mechanic, exact replicas from
those on display at the Naval Museum in Pensacola, FL, a flagpole with a Navy ship mast and memorials that display flags that honor the United States of America and NASG, and a tail hook from a carrier aircraft is on display to acquaint visitors with operations aboard the training carriers Wolverine and Sable based on Lake Michigan from 1943-1945. Additionally, insignias of the squadrons and units stationed at NASG are mounted to the buildings surrounding Navy Park and along Tower Drive.
course, Navy Park features personalized granite blocks that memorialize
the many veterans of Naval Air Station Glenview veterans, who contributed
their time and lives so that we can live as free people in a safe
A plaque detailing the history of Hangar One and Navy Air Station
Glenview is planned for Navy Park in the near-future.
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"The willingness with which our young people are likely to
serve in any war, no matter how justified, will be directly proportional
to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and
appreciated by their nation"
—President George Washington
walkways of Navy Park are paved with 4”X8” personalized
granite blocks placed in perpetuity. blocks may be purchased by
individuals or groups under the Memorial block Program for $200
Memorial block Program is structured to reimburse the Village of
Glenview for funds advanced by it toward the purchase and installation
of the referenced three Navy Park statues and to memorialize the
many veterans of NASG, who are honored in the granite blocks, who
contributed their time and lives so that we can live as free people
in a safe nation.
PLEASE NOTE THAT Hangar One CANNOT GUARANTEE block INSTALLATIONS IN TIME
FOR INCLUSION IN THE JUNE 19, 2004 CELEBRATORY EVENTS FOR ANY block
ORDERS RECEIVED AFTER APRIL 2, 2004.
The landscape architectural firm of Douglas Hoerr of Evanston, Illinois,
designed Navy Park, with Hangar One committee members providing consultation
For further information you may write the Hangar One, P.O. Box 198, Glenview,
Illinois, 60025-0198 or contact Ret. Lt. Col. Gerritt Van Wissnink
at 847-827-0555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hangar One is still accepting orders for the blocks. Please write Hangar One,
contact Lt. Col. Gerritt Van Wissnink, or stop by the Manager's
Office at the Village Hall, 1225 Waukegan Road to obtain a form.
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