Silvis, Illinois: Hero Street USA Monument

A bronze eagle clutching a flag and a rifle tops a memorial honoring the 100 people from this neighborhood who have served the United States since the start of World War II. In particular, eight men from this historically Mexican community died in WWII. Second Street was renamed Hero Street USA.
Address:
Hero St., Silvis, IL
Directions:
East of Moline. One block east of 19th St./Hwy 84 on 1st Ave., turn south onto 2nd St., which is Hero St.
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Hero Street USA Monument

Since the beginning of World War 2, more than 100 residents of this one block long street have volunteered to serve in the U.S. Military. Eight of these people made the ultimate sacrifice.

[Mike, 02/17/2012]

Eight men of Mexican descent were killed while in US military service during World War II. The Hero Street USA monument, a 17 1/2 ft. tall, 35 ton sculpture of a bronze eagle clutching a flag and a rifle, honors all the people from Hero St. -- over 100 -- who have served in the military since WWII. Oct. 2015: Photo added.

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