Cold War Veterans Memorial

The vision of the Cold War Veterans Memorial is to create permanent recognition that stimulates ongoing thought, and study which honors American military and civilians who served and sacrificed during the Cold War era.

In line with the Pritzker Military Museum & Library’s mission, the Cold War Veterans Memorial aims to increase the public understanding of military history. It will be a lasting tribute to the courage and tenacity found in the U.S. Armed Forces and civilian personnel who faithfully and honorably served during the Cold War era, September 2, 1945 to December 26, 1991.

The Memorial will be a publicly accessible display where citizens can honor, reflect and learn about the bravery and sacrifice displayed to further the freedom that our country enjoys.

Design Competition

In April 2021 we launched an international design competition for our new Cold War Veterans Memorial. After reviewing multiple inspiring design submissions, we have narrowed it down to four talented finalists. From June to October, we will be working with the finalists and aim to make the official announcement of the chosen design in November 2021. 

To learn more about the latest design competition updates, visit the website.