Chicago Navy Memorial

The Chicago Navy Memorial at Navy Pier


The Chicago Navy Memorial Foundation takes pleasure in sponsorship of events in and around Chicagoland that convey the stories of the area's contributions to America's military heritage, and bring the messages and progress of today's Navy to the public. This section provides information on upcoming events and photos of some of our most recent activities. All Chicagoans and visitors to our City are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Navy Pier Military Plaque Dedication

Chicago's Navy Pier, Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM. Dedication ceremony was held on the east end of Navy Pier.

Crowds participated in a solemn ceremony dedicating a plaque commemorating some of America's and Chicagoland's heroes of World War II who lost their lives training for combat in the Pacific Theater.

For more information, contact Jeff Gray at or (773) 679-7835.

"Heroes on Deck" - Emmy-Winning Documentary About Carrier Pilot Training Based At Navy Pier - Gala World Premiere at Navy Pier held May 24, 2016.

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Gala World Premiere held at Navy Pier May 24, 2016.

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Dinner Featuring Admiral Cecil Haney, February 23, 2016

Admiral Cecil Haney, Commander of the United States Strategic Command, visited Chicago February 23, 2016 and was Guest of Honor and Speaker at a dinner sponsored by the Chicago Navy Memorial Foundation held at Chicago's Union League Club. Admiral Haney, whose command oversees America's strategic nuclear deterrence, gave over 100 attendees a fascinating inside look at our global strategic posture.

U.S. Navy veterans Toby Mack and Richard Vie, Co-Chairs for the Chicago Navy Memorial at Navy Pier Steering Committee, flank Admiral Cecil D. Haney, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command prior to the start of dinner at Union League Club of Chicago on Feb. 23, 2016. Photo by Jeffrey S. Gray.

Retired Chicago Alderman and U.S. Marine veteran James Balcer, Member of the Chicago Navy Memorial at Navy Pier Steering Committee, and retired U.S. Marine Jose Santiago, Fire Commissioner, Chicago Fire Department, at dinner on Feb. 23, 2016. Photo by Jeffrey S. Gray.

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