Photo Gallery
September 9, 1990

The Memorial Committee created a float for the Good Old Days Parade.
The float was divided into 4 equal sections:
World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

A closer view of the Vietnam section of the Memorial Committee float.

(Left to right) Georgia Burkes, Pat Novak, Ginny Rybica and Derna Utter
Gold Star Mothers - DuPage County Chapter.
The Moms are standing in front of the "DuPage Wall"
a creation of Rick Parker and Jim Stepanek
to pay tribute to the 105 young men from DuPage County who were killed in Vietnam.
You can visit the VALOR Wall of Fallen Heroes, DuPage County, Illinois website at

(Left to right) Neil Eckert, Chuck Clendenin, Rick Parker and Jack Shiffler
present the colors to commence the dedication ceremonies.

A birds eye view of the dedication crowd.

(Left to right) Rev. John Steer, Derna Utter and Rick Parker.
Rev. Steer is singing "The Wall" - a true story of a Vietnam veteran who meets a Gold Star Mother at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

Co-Chairman, Louie Miotto (left) and Jim Stepanek (right) take a moment to pose with Rev. John Steer (middle).

Rick Parker escorts Derna Utter, President, DuPage County Gold Star Mothers to the Memorial.
Neil Eckert and Jack Shiffler stand at guard.

Memorial Committee Co-Chairs, Jim Stepanek (left) and Louie Miotto (right) stand guard after the dedication.

The Winfield Veterans Memorial.
Built by veterans to honor all veterans and as a reminder to all that

Groundbreaking Photos
Construction - Phase I Photos
Construction - Phase II Photos
Dedication Photos
Present-Day 2016 Photos
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