The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the Sycamore Grove – A Tribute to Veterans Fund. The Fund will serve as a way for interested citizens to make donations in support of a memorial grove to honor past, present, and future veterans. The memorial will be located along N. Main Street (Rt. 23) and will beautify the entrance to Sycamore, the Sycamore Middle School, and the Sycamore Park District trails. The grove will consist of public green space, trees, and recognition plaques.
The Sycamore Grove – A Tribute to Veterans Fund was created by long-time Sycamore resident and current mayor, Curt Lang.
“I hope this memorial will be a peaceful location where visitors can reflect on the service, dedication, and ideals of our veterans,” said Mayor Lang.
Permanent signage for the Sycamore Grove is underway with plans for tree planting and plaque installation in the spring of 2020. All expense, including signage, will be entirely funded by private donations and paid for out of the new Fund.
Gifts to any fund at the Community Foundation, including the Sycamore Grove – A Tribute to Veterans Fund, can be made online at dekalbccf.org/donate, or by mail to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178. Learn even more about the Sycamore Grove at sycamoreveteransgrove.com.