Monument for Greek-American Veterans

A beautiful plot of land on which to build a monument for Hellenic American Veterans has been purchased by Hellenic Post 343, Department of Illinois – American Legion. The monument will be built in the River Grove area of Chicago, IL in Elmwood Cemetery.

The members of Hellenic Post 343 of the American Legion feel the time has come for all Veterans who have served our County and those who have died, to be recognized. What better way to do this than to dedicate a Monument in their Honor.

The organization calls for action “We ask everyone to help us create awareness of the Memorial and to contact Veterans. Please begin by registering Veterans in your family, in your Post, and also Veterans in your community. Encourage all of your family members to spread the word about this special project. We need the names and all pertinent information of veterans, past and present in our Greek-American community, who have served in the United States Armed forces, so that they may be placed on the monument for posterity. Your assistance in this most worth while project would be most deeply appreciated.”

The exact location of the monument will be at:

Elmwood Cemetery
2905 Thatcher Avenue
River Grove, IL 60171

Names of Greek-American Veterans and donations for this most worthy project can be sent to:

Brother A. Steve Betzelos
Hellenic American Veterans Memorial Committee
5765 North Lincoln Avenue
Suite 11
Chicago, Illinois 60659-4730
Tel: 773-561-9227
Fax: 773-561-9545
[email protected]

For more information, please visit their website at