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Glenview Hangar One Foundation (Hangar One) combined efforts with OliverMcMillan and the village of Glenview to establish a memorial park at the entrance to the tower area of the new Glen Town Center, formerly Hangar One of Naval Air Station Glenview.

The name of the area is Navy Park: A Monument to Freedom. Navy Park features three six foot bronze statues, an Aircrew Man, a Yellow shirt, and a Sailor-Mechanic, exact replicas from those on display at the Naval Museum in Pensacola, FL, a flagpole with a Navy ship mast and memorials that display flags that honor the United States of America and NASG, and a tail hook from a carrier aircraft is on display to acquaint visitors with operations aboard the training carriers Wolverine and Sable based on Lake Michigan from 1943-1945. Additionally, insignias of the squadrons and units stationed at NASG are mounted to the buildings surrounding Navy Park and along Tower Drive.

 

And of course, Navy Park features personalized granite blocks that memorialize the many veterans of Naval Air Station Glenview veterans, who contributed their time and lives so that we can live as free people in a safe nation.

A plaque detailing the history of Hangar One and Navy Air Station Glenview is planned for Navy Park in the near-future.

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"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, will be directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation"


—President George Washington

The walkways of Navy Park are paved with 4”X8” personalized granite blocks placed in perpetuity. blocks may be purchased by individuals or groups under the Memorial block Program for $200 each.

The Memorial block Program is structured to reimburse the Village of Glenview for funds advanced by it toward the purchase and installation of the referenced three Navy Park statues and to memorialize the many veterans of NASG, who are honored in the granite blocks, who contributed their time and lives so that we can live as free people in a safe nation.

PLEASE NOTE THAT Hangar One CANNOT GUARANTEE block INSTALLATIONS IN TIME FOR INCLUSION IN THE JUNE 19, 2004 CELEBRATORY EVENTS FOR ANY block ORDERS RECEIVED AFTER APRIL 2, 2004.

The landscape architectural firm of Douglas Hoerr of Evanston, Illinois, designed Navy Park, with Hangar One committee members providing consultation For further information you may write the Hangar One, P.O. Box 198, Glenview, Illinois, 60025-0198 or contact Ret. Lt. Col. Gerritt Van Wissnink at 847-827-0555 or gvanwissink@comcast.net.

Hangar One is still accepting orders for the blocks. Please write Hangar One, contact Lt. Col. Gerritt Van Wissnink, or stop by the Manager's Office at the Village Hall, 1225 Waukegan Road to obtain a form. :: Frequently Asked Questions about block Orders ::