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Lansing- Community Veterans Memorial


The Community Veterans Memorial is a 6.5-acre park in Lansing, IL that has bronze and granite sculptures as well as life-size monuments reflecting the main military wars that defined the twentieth century. The monument offers a thoughtful and challenging picture of peace. The memorial pays the highest respect to all veterans, from the trenches of World War I through the Pacific beaches and European battlefields of World War II, the harsh weather and fighting conditions of Korea, the rocky harsh firefights of Vietnam, and the sandy sea of Desert Storm. A committee of local veterans came up with the idea for the Community Veterans Memorial. Since then, The Community Foundation, Inc., The Community Hospital’s parent corporation, has pushed the initiative. The Community Hospital gave the 6.5 acres of property, which is worth more than $800,000, and formed a philanthropic fund to assist in raising the $1.2 million required for development. This Memorial also features monuments from Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf. Make your way along a historic brick road that takes tourists on a trip through history and what the world was like before now.Julie and Omri Rotblatt-Amrany, sculptors and painters, formed The Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany in Highland Park, Illinois. Julie is a world-renowned painter and sculptor well recognized as a visionary artist. Color and shape, both of which have long-lasting powers, are her media. While working and studying in Italy, she worked with different stones and Italian marbles, as well as plaster and clay. Her shapes and subject matter are mostly metaphorical in nature. ‘The Spirit,’ a 16-foot bronze of Michael Jordan at the United Center in Chicago, is one of her sculptures, as is Omri’s. Omri Amrany is a multifaceted worldwide artist who specializes in bronze and metal sculpting, marble sculpting, painting, and sketching. His shows and collections have been displayed in the United States, Israel, and Europe. Omri’s frenetic style incorporates sculptural collage, realism, and futurism, blending style with the research of new technological means of material utilization.


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