The dedication ceremony on Veterans Day included:

  • Chaplain Chuck Culotta of VFW Post 11018 Bartlett, IL dedicating the Veterans Memorial site
  • Major Ed Lacey (US Army, Retired) comments at the Veterans Memorial dedication
  • John Seger gives an update on the history of building a Veterans Memorial in America’s Heartland in Bartlett, IL
  • Brian McGuire gives a fundraising update on the Memorial and receives a donation from the Bartlett VFW Post 11018
  • Steve Karoliussen, President of the Bartlett Veterans Memorial Foundation, introduces the members representing the military branches of service for the ceremonial ground breaking
  • The unveiling of the Fallen Comrade statue for the Veterans Memorial