The Ryan Garbs Gold Star Memorial is a monument in downtown Edwardsville, Illinois City Park commemorating the local area soldiers that have given their lives while in service to our country.
There are 81 soldiers from Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Hamel, Moro, Worden, Midway, Dorsey, Carpenter and the surrounding rural area on this monument. There are 80 stories of heroism and tragedy that must never be forgotten! Each soldier is listed by Branch of Service, Rank, Full Name, Date of Birth, and Date of Death
God Bless all of the wonderful people that have helped make this come together.
We will still accept donations for the "Law Enforcement Education Scholarship". To be an officer of the law was Ryan's career ambition, and this annual scholarship is offered to any person residing within Edwardsville Community School District 7 with the intent to enter the field of law enforcement or first responders career through education.
The Fund is managed by the Edwardsville Community Foundation and all donations are tax-deductible.