Chicago Navy Memorial

The Chicago Navy Memorial at Navy Pier

Practice Makes Perfect by Stan Stokes

"Practice Makes Perfect" by Stan Stokes
Student pilot in a Navy SNJ Texan trainer takes a wave-off from the Landing Signal Officer aboard USS Wolverine off Navy Pier (1944)

An important and exciting new landmark Memorial is coming to Navy Pier.

The Chicago Navy Memorial at Navy Pier will celebrate the service and sacrifice of Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine veterans.

Visitors will learn the amazing stories about the men and women who served on Navy Pier and around Chicagoland and made vitally important contributions to America's World War II victory.

Explore our site to learn more, sign up for email updates, attend our events, and help us develop the resources to build this exciting new addition to Chicago's lakefront.

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MAY 24 AT NAVY PIER: Special Chicagoland Premiere of the new documentary film, "Heroes on Deck: World War II on Lake Michigan", featuring Chicago's own Bill Kurtis, the film Narrator. The film tells the incredible story of how 15,000 WWII Navy and Marine Corps aircraft carrier pilots trained on two specially-built carriers operating from Navy Pier in Lake Michigan (pictured above).
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