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Honoring, Remembering, and Serving All Veterans

Grafton Mayor Mike Morrow accepting a donation from the reenactment soldiers at the future site of The National Memorial of Military Ascent

Welcome to the National Memorial of Military Ascent

The National Memorial of Military Ascent is a vital 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to remembering Veterans’ service throughout history with a unique memorial in Grafton IL.

The Memorial will serve as a place of reflection and healing, with educational displays of shared Veteran experiences.

The Memorial will be a beacon for all Veterans and their families, active service members, tourists, and the people of Grafton IL. The City of Grafton has the largest number of Veterans in the state of Illinois at 17% per capita.

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