On Two Fronts

On Two Fronts

On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam examines the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on working class youth. Framing the documentary are memoirs of two siblings, Everett and Delia Alvarez, who stood on opposite sides of the Vietnam War, one as a POW and the other protesting at home. Other stories deepen the narrative: in Greenlee County, Arizona, miners’ children fought and died for their country in devastating proportions. Sisters and mothers took notice and action. A farmworker’s son translated his military experience into a career before resigning in protest from his post on a local draft board.

Organizations and community members in Chicago have created memorials and monuments dedicated to the service of local and national heroes. We hope you will reconnect with their legacy of bravery and service by exploring military monuments and memorials in Chicago using the map below.

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  1. Memorial Water Wall
    Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum Drive
  2. Elks National Memorial and Headquarters
    2750 N. Lakeview Avenue
  3. Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Rotunda and Memorial Hall
    Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street
  4. Victory Monument
    35th Street and Martin Luther King Drive
  5. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza
    25 E. Riverwalk South / Wacker Drive at Wabash Street
  6. Manuel Perez Jr. Memorial Plaza
    26th Street and Kolin Avenue
  7. Chinese American Veterans Memorial
    W. Cermak Road & South Archer Avenue
  8. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Memorial
    Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road
  9. WW I Memorial (A.K.A. Honor Roll for Vets)
    Monument Park, 6679 N. Avondale Avenue
  10. Tribute to Freedom Monument
    Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum Drive
  11. Nathan Hale Monument
    Tribune Tower, 435 N Michigan Avenue
  12. Eternal Flame Monument
    Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street
  13. Cpl. Conner T. Lowry Memorial
    Beverly Park, 2460 W. 102nd Street
  14. Korean War Veterans Memorial
    Kennedy Park, 11320 S. Western Avenue
  15. WW II Memorial Fountain
    Trumbull Park, 2400 E. 105th Street
  16. Confederate Mound Monument
    Oak Woods Cemetery, 1035 E. 67th Street
  17. WW II Memorial Drinking Fountain
    Ogden Park, 6500 S. Racine Avenue
  18. WW I War Memorial
    West Pullman Park, 401 W. 123rd Street
  19. Mexican-American Vietnam Veteran Mural
    9100 S. Brandon and 91st Street
  20. Pritzker Military Museum and Library
    104 S. Michigan Avenue
  21. John Alexander Logan Monument
    Grant Park, 9th Street and Michigan Avenue
  22. Memorial Walkway
    Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road
  23. Buffalo Soldiers Memorial
    Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road
  24. Korean Soldiers Memorial
    Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road
  25. Men and Women Who Served All Wars Memorial
    Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road
  26. Pearl Harbor Memorial
    Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road
  1. U.S. Navy Armed Guard WW II Memorial
    Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road
  2. U.S. Submarine Veterans of WW II Memorial
    Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road