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the support of the Village
of Glenview and Oliver
McMillan, the developer of the Glen Town Center, the priority
goal of Hangar One over its first seven years had been to work
with the Village of Glenview and developer OliverMcMillan to
create Navy Park, to restore the NASG control tower and Hangar
One façade (“NASG Hangar One”), and to facilitate
the inclusion of NASG memorabilia into The Glen Town Center.
The concept of Navy Park as a legitimate memorial to the veterans
of Naval Air Station Glenview, and to all of the men and women
who served, or have served in the armed forces of the US was
originated by the Glenview Hangar One Foundation. Pictures of
Navy Park, and the "Flights of Imagination" event
can be found at the Photo
Gallery. A brief
description of this event is also available.
Caption: Navy Park Plaque Dedicated by Village
of Glenview, OliverMcmillan and Glenview Hangar One Foundation on
the June 19th "Flights of Imagination" Event.
On June 19, 2004, almost two years after the plan for, and construction
of, Navy Park commenced, the Hangar One Foundation
formally entrusted the artifacts in Navy Park donated by our sponsors
to the people of the Village
For a copy of Lt. Alan L. Andraeas Chaplain Corps's speech please
click :: May
22nd Memorial Day Speech ::
Bronze Plaque in Navy Park:
THIS MEMORIAL PARK IS DEDICATED TO THE BRAVE AND LOYAL MEN AND WOMEN
OF ALL BRANCHES OF THE MILITARY SERVICES THAT TRAINED AND OPERATED
AT THE NAVAL AIR STATION GLENVIEW FROM ITS OPENING IN THE YEAR 1937
TO ITS CLOSING IN THE YEAR 1995 AND TO THE ADDITIONAL THOUSANDS
OF CIVILIAN MEN AND WOMEN WHO WORKED HERE DURING THOSE YEARS TO
SUPPORT THESE SERVICE PERSONNEL AND THEIR MISSION
DEDICATED THIS 17TH DAY OF OCTOBER 2003 BY:
VILLAGE OF GLENVIEW
GLENVIEW HANGAR ONE FOUNDATION
Park features three six-foot statues, an Aircrew Man, Yellow shirt,
and a Sailor-Mechanic. Reproduction of the sculptures is through
the courtesy of the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola
FL where the originals are on display. NavyPark also features a
flagpole, donated by the family of Ret. Lt. Col. Gerrit Van Wissink,
that was located at the main gate of NASG from 1941-1960, then the
coast guard facility from 1969 until NASG was decommissioned on
9 September, 1995. Insignias of the squadrons and units stationed
at NASG, donated by OliverMcMillan are mounted on the buildings
surrounding Navy Park and Tower Drive. At the furthest East end
of Navy Park is a tail hook from a Navy AD-1 SkyRaider, donated
from Mrs. Joyce Licko wife of Captain Richard J. Licko USN, Executive
Officer of the USS John Hancock. Navy Park is home to hundreds of
personalized granite blocks that memorialize the many veterans of
Naval Air Station Glenview that sacrificed their time, and sometimes
lives, so we can live as free people in a safe nation.
than 10 thousand primary aviation cadets have trained at Navy Park.
NASG Glenview was played as an indispensable role in winning World
War II in the Pacific theater. NASG remained one of the premier
Naval and Marine carrier pilot training air bases during the remainder
of its history, during the Korean Conflict, the Cold War, Vietnam
and Desert Storm. Navy Park is a very important place to the Hangar
One Foundation and the members and veterans that we represent.
8" granite blocks pave the paths of Navy Park, and are available
for personalized engraving through the Hangar One. Please support
Hangar One by purchasing a tax-deductible personalized block and
etch your name in perpetuity into NASG history. ::Order
Personalized block [bricks.asp]::
For a detailed history of NASG, including pictures, please refer
to the official USN publication, U.S. Naval Air Station Glenview
Final Salute (11.8 Mb), and the related links located at the
Hangar One website.
efforts of Hangar One are entirely funded through tax-deductible financial
contributions, and you can support us and our mission in three ways.
As mentioned above, you can become a permanent part of Navy Park,
NASG Hangar One and The Glen Town Center by purchasing a personally
engraved granite block for $150 . You can also support Hangar One
by becoming Members. Annual membership dues are $50.00 and $25.00 for seniors and students under the age of 21. And of course, you can support Hangar One by making unrestricted
and restricted donations. Given our status as a not-for-profit
foundation under 501(C)(3), the financial support you make to Hangar One
can be treated as a tax-deductible charitable contribution.