All over this great nation there are markers--big and small--noting the accomplishments of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America.
This one, which you'll find in Starved Rock State Park in North Utica, Illinois, is one of the smaller ones. It reads in part, "This plaque is placed in memory of the patriots who gave their lives for their country. Soldiers of the American Revolution and the solders and sailors of the War of 1812."
Early the year the bicentennial of the end of the War of 1812 passed.