Des Plaines Park District

Flight 191 Memorial

Flight 191 Memorial Wall and Garden

Flight 191 Memorial Wall and Garden

On May 25, 2019, the 40th Anniversary Remembrance was held at the Memorial Wall and Garden. Map & directions
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Thank you to our good friends at Abbott Molecular, for allowing us to use their parking lot during the event.
Thank you to The Marriott Courtyard in Des Plaines for providing special room rates.
Marriott Courtyard website

Flight 191 Wikipedia page

Recent articles

WGN-TV Story  Aired May 21, 2019

Solemn-remembrance-planned-for-flight-191/   (Download a PDF)

Lake-park-memorial-brings-peace    (Download a PDF)


Click Here for an archive of articles


The Flight 191 Memorial is the result of many years of dedicated effort by family and friends of those who were lost.
The Des Plaines Park District is proud to have played a small part in the realization of this dream.

Flight 191 Memorial Dedication Fact Sheet. Click Here.

Flight 191 Memorial Dedication Invitation. Click Here.

Student Journey Speech. Click Here.


A collection of news stories, photos, and video of the Flight 191 Memorial Dedication, on October 15, 2011 is available Here.

Photos of the Dedication Ceremony

A selection of photos from the Flight 191 Memorial Dedication, on October 15, 2011 can be viewed Here.

We remember Robert Artz, Executive Director of the Illinois Association of Park Districts.


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