Field of Honor


Client: Veterans Memorial Park committee. John R. Cook Associates

Location: Loves Park, IL, United States

Completion date: 2010

Artwork budget: $320,000

Project Team


Chris Bennett

Bennett Studio


John R. Cook

John R. Cook Associates


Eight life-size, bronze, era specific military figures, Memorial to 20th Century Wars, WW I through Desert Storm


A six acre park was established for a military tribute. The central commemorative had five limestone columns, each lettered with a specific conflict; WW I, WW II, Korea, Viet Nam, Desert Storm.


Chris Bennett was given the basic design by the committee for the figures. Chris researched the costuming to be modeled on the figures. Each figure represents a military branch and an era.

Additional Information

I worked closely with John R. Cook Associates, landscape architect who implemented the limestone columns as well as designed the park