Veteran's Memorial Plaza

ARMY $1,842        MARINES $2,100        NAVY $1,427      AIR FORCE $485       COAST GUARD $437
Thank you to all who have contributed to this project so far. We still have some money to be raised for our five military monuments. We all know someone in in the service. Make a donation and tell us your favorite branch of the military and we’ll see which branch can raise the most money. In the message section, designate which of the five branches is your favorite. We have a goal of $5,000 per branch. Let the good-natured competition begin!

Updated 1/10/2019


Help us “Raise the Flag”

The Carol Stream Park District, Village of Carol Stream, Carol Stream VFW Post 10396, American Legion and the Chamber of Commerce have partnered to develop a plan to build Veterans Memorial Plaza at Carol Stream’s Town Center. The Veterans Memorial Plaza will be located at the corner of Gary Avenue and Lies Road, in the existing plaza.

Spearheaded by Jim Benzin, Commander of the Carol Stream VFW Post 10396, a Veterans Memorial Task Force was assembled to collaborate and raise funds for this project.  

Veterans Memorial Plaza will be a place to remember and honor those who sacrificed for our community and country.  The Veterans Memorial Plaza will include several awe inspiring amenities such as granite monuments and flags recognizing each military branch: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Other features include a veneered limestone capped seat wall, new landscaping, new lighting and brick walkway. There will also be an area with a bench for quiet reflection, a memorial stone and a POW monument. 

“The significance of this Veterans Memorial Plaza reconstruction, and ultimately a beautiful plaza memorial when completed,” says Mayor Saverino “should be at the forefront of this Village. The Town Center is a popular gathering place for our residents and their families, who come to listen to live music, to attend special events, or to just enjoy the fountain and scenery. The new memorial will be seen by hundreds who come to visit weekly.”

Moving the project to the more accessible and visible Town Center, which already has a brick plaza, electricity, flag poles and parking, will enhance the attributes of the property. “With the existing plaza in place, we may be able to decrease construction costs and arrive at our goal sooner,” says Carol Stream Park District Executive Director Jim Reuter.

Please contribute toward our fundraising goal of $200, 000. The Carol Stream Parks Foundation is a 501C3 organization, so your GOFUNDME donation is tax deductible.


  • Eileen Petitto
    • $50 
    • 5 yrs


Jim Reuter
Carol Stream, IL
Carol Stream Parks Foundation
Registered charity
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